Nova Scotia holds celebrations for first observation of Emancipation Day

A young girl holds up a sign as she marches with hundreds of others during an Emancipation Day March, in Vancouver, on , August 1, 2020. Emancipation Day marks the abolition of slavery in parts of the British Empire. The Slavery Abolition Act went into effect on August 1, 1834, after receiving Royal Assent nearly a year earlier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck A young girl holds up a sign as she marches with hundreds of others during an Emancipation Day March, in Vancouver, on , August 1, 2020. Emancipation Day marks the abolition of slavery in parts of the British Empire. The Slavery Abolition Act went into effect on August 1, 1834, after receiving Royal Assent nearly a year earlier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

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