Date - Saturday, August 17, 2019
6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Saturday, August 17, 2019 | Doors open: 6 pm
Suggested donation: $10 | Running time: 120 min
All welcome | Refreshments will be served
Join the AGG and Guelph Black Heritage Society on Saturday, August 17, for a screening of The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth in recognition of Ontario’s Emancipation Day celebrations that commemorate the Slavery Abolition Act, which secured the freedom of people of African descent throughout the British Empire on August 1, 1834. Black faith, community and music take centre stage in this documentary film about the emancipation celebrations organized by Walter Perry in Windsor, Ontario between 1936 and 1968. Perry’s Emancipation Day celebrations drew thousands of visitors to Windsor’s Jackson Park for four-day long events that featured international speakers, musicians, and performers in what Perry called “The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth.”
Presented by the Art Gallery of Guelph and Guelph Black Heritage Society.