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Canada's Harriet Tubman Centre

Hi Lisa:

I'm sure that the Afrigeneas family will appreciate Canada's York University's "Harriet Tubman Resource Centre on the African Diaspora." It touches on many of the themes of the Afrigeneas Forums.

Since it is a Canadian initiative, its most appropriate to post it here. I also believe that it is important to appreciate another country's perspective on the African Diaspora. (We Americans often think that our interpretation is the Only interpretation).

Although the Resource Centre is named in honor of Harriet Tubman, its mission and focus is international. In some ways it mirrors the legacy of Tubman that went far beyond the US and the Underground Railroad. She was a well known figure in certain circles of Europe and in England where Queen Victoria awarded her a Silver Jubilee Medal.

York's Harriet Tubman Centre describes itself as "... digitalized research facility that focuses on the history of the African diaspora and the movement of Africans to various parts of the world, particularly the Americas and the Islamic lands of North Africa and the Middle East. The Tubman Centre is part of the Department of History, York University, and includes a digital library and repository as well as facilities for the digitalization of materials."

Enjoy this invaluable resource and follow its links. It will carry you and all of us to many parts of the world. I found new resources from the National Archives of Colombia entitled "Negros Esclavos". Wonderful!

Many thanks to York University and its documentation of the African Diaspora!

K Wyer Lane

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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