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Ancaster’s Griffin House marks Emancipation Day and African Canadian heritage

Eleanor Boyle, whose great great great great grandfather was Enerals Griffin, points  to her mother’s wedding day photo on one of the information boards in Griffin House’s  new exhibition on African Canadian heritage in the region.  Emancipation Day was marked Aug. 1 at the Mineral Springs Road  four-room frame house of former black slave  Enerals Griffin, who came to Upper Canada with his wife, Priscilla, in 1829 to seek a better life. Griffin purchased the house and 50 acres in 1834 Slavery was abolished in the British Empire as of Aug. 1, 1834.  | Debra Downey photo

 

 

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