The Anti-Slavery Society of Canada was the last of several short-lived anti-slavery societies in Canada. These societies were part of an international abolitionist movement supported by leading moral thinkers of the day in Britain, Europe and the United States.
E.B. meets a First Nations guide, who shows him how native tribes aided escaping slaves; then he visits a safe house across the Canadian border. The "Band of Angels" were the people who, like Harriet Tubman, took personal risks to help escaping slaves find freedom.
Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade -- which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas -- stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice.