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Friday, October 15, 2010

CBC News - New Brunswick - Saint John's black community seeks royal apology

CBC News - New Brunswick - Saint John's black community seeks royal apology
Saint John's black community is appealing directly to the Queen Elizabeth for an apology for a 1785 decree that severely restricted where they could live or fish.
Saint John is celebrating the 225th anniversary of the royal charter that created the southern New Brunswick city.
But that same charter made white loyalists the only free citizens of the city and black loyalists, who fought for King George III in the American Revolution, with few exceptions, were denied the right to live or set up businesses within city boundaries.

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