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Welcome to Harriet Tubman Institute


The Harriet Tubman Institute is committed to the study of the past as it is linked to the present experience of Africans and its Diasporas from multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Thus, the Institute’s research program brings to light the diversity of Africans and its Diasporas. It joints to the necessity that we understand the diversity of Blackness and what Blackness means in the Canadian context. It offers York faculty members and students a unique niche of knowledge that exposes the richness and diversity of Africans and people of African descent’s experience in Canada and globally.

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Poetic JuXtice: Resilience by Kay Tracey

Poetic JuXtice: Resilience By: Kay Tracey I am not property. I have autonomy. I am not smart for a Black girl. I am just smart. I am not a s ...

Reflections on The Harriet Tubman Institute's International Conference in Dakar, Senegal

Photographer: Cyrus Sundar Singh Written by: Omosalewa O. Olawoye From October 9th-October 11th, 2023, the Harriet Tubman Institute for Rese ...

The Harriet Tubman Institute's Annual Open House Returns!

Date: September 14th, 2023 Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm ET Location: 314 York Lanes Register here on Eventbrite

Dakar Conference Program & Abstracts

Harriet Tubman Institute International Conference: Africa and its Diasporas’ Contributions to World Civilization Dates: June 26-29, 202 ...