Black Loyalists in New Brunswick, 1783-1854: For Teachers & Students

For Teachers & Students

The land petitions collection offers a rare opportunity to explore the history of African Americans in colonial New Brunswick. Learning resources are developed around topics relating to enslavement, freedom, and entitlement to land.

The Promise of Freedom

Learn about the journey of the Black Loyalists from enslavement to freedom in New Brunswick.

Learning Activities

Build Your Vocabulary
Wikipedia

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Examining Historical Artifacts

The Black Loyalists' struggle for freedom was long, arduous, and often filled with disappointment.

Resources for Teachers

The Promise of Land

Investigate the challenges encountered by Black Loyalists attempting to acquire land.

Learning Activities

Build Your Vocabulary

Use Wikipedia to learn the following terms:

Read our policy on linking to Wikipedia articles.

Using Primary Sources

Investigate the mysteries of history with primary sources.

Resources for Teachers