Lineup included hour-long special, encore broadcast of CBC original miniseries The Book of Negroes
In recognition of Emancipation Day, CBC is airing special programming over the next week, which began Sunday with the hour-long special Being Black in Canada and an encore broadcast of the acclaimed CBC original miniseries The Book of Negroes.
Emancipation Day commemorates the abolition of slavery across the British Empire on Aug. 1.
The special programming comes ahead of Monday’s launch of CBC’s expanded Being Black in Canada website.
Being Black in Canada is a CBC-wide project highlighting the stories and experiences of Black Canadians from across the country in one digital space.
Unlike any other mainstream major media space, the website offers a window into the struggles and celebrations of marginalized Black communities.
In addition, the new Black Stories Collection, showcasing Black creators and stories from Canada and around the world, is now available on the free CBC Gem streaming service.