Black History In Canada

John Graves Simcoe Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada

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Title

John Graves Simcoe Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada

Description

Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe played a significant role in the passing of a law in Upper Canada in 1793 that was intended to gradually eliminate slavery. While existing slaves would remain slaves, the law disallowed any new slaves from being brought into the colony, and any children born to slaves would become free at age 25.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Library and Archives Canada

Date

ca. 1900

Rights

Copyright Expired

Format

PNG

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Mikan no. 2837220

Citation

Unknown, “John Graves Simcoe Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada,” Black History In Canada, accessed December 19, 2018, http://blackhistoryincanada.ca/items/show/16.