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“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in Montreal

In the mid 1800’s, before Little Burgundy was a neighbourhood, the highest concentration of Montreal’s black population resided in a related geographic zone called St. Antoine ward. One of those residents was Shadrach Minkins: fugitive slave, restaurant owner, barber, father, proud community member. After his exciting escapes from Norfolk, Virginia, and then Boston, Massachusetts, Minkins […]