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Season of Rage: Hugh Burnett and the Struggle for Civil Rights

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The last place in North America where black people and white people could not sit down together to share a cup of coffee in a restaurant was not in the Deep South. It was in the small, sleepy Ontario town of Dresden.

Dresden is the site of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Slaves who made their way north through the Underground Railroad created the thriving Dawn Settlement in Dresden bef
Paperback, 80 pages
Published January 25th 2005 by Tundra Books
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Feb 20, 2015 Marion rated it really liked it
This book documents the struggle of African-Canadians to overcome discrimination in the town of Dresden, Ontario, one of the destinations of the Underground Railway and location of Uncle Tom's Cabin which commemorates the life of Rev. Josiah Henson, an escaped slave and abolitionist.

In 1944 Ontario passed the Racial Discrimination Act, making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, colour, or creed. In Dresden, however, the town remained segregated. Blacks were not served in two of the
May 18, 2015 Julia rated it really liked it
For those of us who want to know what happened to the people who came north on the underground railroad, this is an excellent history of civil rights in Ontario. This book would be a fine resource for intermediate and high school students for research projects. It is also of interest to the local history buff, like me.

The author focuses on the town of Dresden, and the struggle to get rid of discriminatory practices in the 1950s and 1960s, such as not serving people of colour at local restaurant
Jan 29, 2015 Lori rated it really liked it

I've always been under the impression that Canada was somehow more liberal, less racist than it's southern counterpart...apparently we Canadians should probably not pat ourselves on the back too much.

The story of Hugh Burnett and the town of Dresden is a interesting one that really should be told more often. Burnett founded the National Unity Association in order to fight discrimination in his town and to make sure that no one could be denied service because of the colour of their skin as had be
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