with the bold text in the example below: The Skychi Travel Guide : The BME Freedom Park

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The BME Freedom Park

Bronze Bust of Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Bronze Bust of Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Mary Ann Shadd Cary was the first Canadian-American female newspaper publisher in North American. She was an abolitionist, lawyer, and teacher. This bust was sculpted by Artis Lane whose works of art have been commissioned by Oprah Winfrey.

BME (British Methodist Episcopal)  Park
BME (British Methodist Episcopal)  Park

Walkway to Freedom
Walkway to Freedom

Three individual stones represent the hundreds of thousands of families torn apart by slavery. These stones lead to a large rock representing the freedom path many slaves undertook in their escape from slavery in the United States to liberty in Canada.

BME Freedom Park
BME Freedom Park

Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society presents The BME Freedom Park. This park is located on the site of the former first BME Church in Canada. This church holds great historical significance because it was owned and governed by former slaves who escaped to live in Canada. The church was also the meeting place for American Abolitionist
John Brown to recruit men for the Harper's Ferry Raid.  The BME Church was established in 1856 by Canadian members of the AME Church Conference. 

To visit please contact

Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society

177 King Street East

Chatham, ON, Canada N7M 3N1

Blair Newby

Executive Director

Black Mecca Museum

Did you know that Abolitionist John Brown gathered men for his slave revolt at the BME Church.?

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