African American Migration North to Canada

Angela Walton-Raji
Apr 9, 2021
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Destination Western Plains
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In Search of Bessie
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Oklahoma to Alberta
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Methods & Research
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Announcements/prizes
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Questions/answers
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About this webinar

In 1911 about 1000 families–black families from Oklahoma migrated to Canada. Oklahoma had just become a state and has passed Jim Crow laws immediately. Many who had lived there for decades found these new restrictions too harsh to bear and they moved to Alberta! Their descendants still live in Western Canada today.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Angela Walton-Raji is known nationally for her genealogical and historical research and work with Oklahoma Native-American records.  Her book, “Black Indian Genealogy Research” was the first book of its kind focusing on the unique
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