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Black History Month: 10 Canadians You Should Know

Marie-Joseph Angélique
(c. 1705 – 1734)
Angélique was a slave born in Portugal, who was owned by Thérèse de Couagne de Francheville in Montreal.
She was charged with causing a fire that destroyed Montreal’s merchant quarters while attempting to flee. Angélique was found guilty without a jury, and was tortured and hanged.
Her story has become a symbol of freedom and resistance.

10 black Canadians you need to know

This month, Canada is recognizing the achievements of members of our black community as part of Black History Month. To mark this significant occasion, we’ve selected ten Canadians who have helped better our country through their efforts in sports, the arts, politics and activism.