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Our Emancipation Month reading list offers more than 200 eBooks on cloudLibrary to enjoy now and in the months to come. Click here to discover our Emancipation Month Reading List for Adults and Click here to discover a special reading list to share with children.
On August 1, the City of Brampton issued a press release announcing that Dixie 407 Sports Park will be renamed Emancipation Park. The park is the first of its kind in Canada, according to Councillor Charmaine Williams, who also serves as a Brampton Library Board Member.
“As the first Black woman elected to City Council in the history of Brampton, I was proud to move the motion to create a recognition of Emancipation in October of 2019. The recent events that have elevated our understanding of anti-Black racism could not have been foreseen when I brought this initiative forward. However, I am so proud to say that Brampton is home to Emancipation Park. To the best of my knowledge it is the first Emancipation Park anywhere in Canada. I look forward to seeing more initiatives that increase our historical understanding of the roots of anti Black racism as we work to tear down the barriers that hold back human potential.” - Charmaine Williams, City Councillor, Wards 7 & 8