United Nations published this video item, entitled “Webster: Confronting Canada’s forgotten history of enslavement | United Nations” – below is their description.
Aly Ndiaye, aka Webster, is a Canadian-Senegalese hip-hop artist who shines a light on a part of Canadian history you may not have learned in school. Through his music, lectures, and historical tours of Quebec City, Webster reveals the existence of slavery and Afro-descendants in Quebec and Canada since the time of New France in the 17th century.
Webster recently spoke during UN event “Still We Rise” – On the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery, and is a regular presence on Canadian talk shows, podcasts and radio programs.
Born to Senegalese father and a Quebecois mother, Webster has always been proud of his origins, and is dedicated to fighting racism and discrimination in all its forms. He set up the Qc History X tours, to reveal this largely unknown part of Canadian history and in July 2021, gave a QC History X tour to upper management of the Quebec City Police Service to help raise awareness on the issue in Quebec City.United Nations YouTube Channel
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