May 21, 1788
By Center for Public Policy, Citizenship and Ethics
Posted on 6/28/2021 - 5 minute read
Life in Nova Scotia was not what John Kizell, Boston King, and nearly three thousand other former slaves had hoped for. Having left the United States for Nova Scotia under British flags to ensure their freedom, they found the climate of their new home inhospitable, the soil unsuitable for farming, and the reception from the local residents less than welcoming. Slavery in the south was replaced by discrimination, neglect, and destitution in Nova Scotia.
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