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Fugitives features the story of 13 runaway slaves in Québec's 18th century. This is a unique way to humanize them and highlight their resistance to slavery.

Check out illustrations and bonus content on: http://fugitifs.ca

Hosted by Tali Taliwah

Written by Webester in collaboration Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ), producer

Direction and sound design by Magnéto

Fugitives‪!‬ Webster

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Fugitives features the story of 13 runaway slaves in Québec's 18th century. This is a unique way to humanize them and highlight their resistance to slavery.

Check out illustrations and bonus content on: http://fugitifs.ca

Hosted by Tali Taliwah

Written by Webester in collaboration Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ), producer

Direction and sound design by Magnéto

    Trailer - Fugitives!

    Trailer - Fugitives!

    Discover the story of 13 runaway slaves through research notices published in Montreal and Quebec newspapers in the second half of the 18th century.



    Learn more by visiting http://fugitifs.ca

    • 32 sec
    Slavery and resistance in Québec

    Slavery and resistance in Québec

    Invisible in historical narratives and iconographic representations, slavery did exist in Quebec and Canada. In this episode, discover what drove the Fugitives project and the intentions of its instigator Webster.

    • 7 min
    Andrew: the fake papers

    Andrew: the fake papers

    Discover the story surrounding the escape of André, a multilingual slave of mixed race. What strategy did he use in 1767 to find his freedom and move around freely?

    Credit illustration: D. Mathieu Cassendo

    • 2 min
    Bell: the urge to escape

    Bell: the urge to escape

    Bell was bought at auction in 1778 in Quebec City. It is possible that she fled in haste to avoid sexual violence, one of the most recurring aspects of slavery.

    Illustration credit: Amel Zaazaa

    • 2 min
    Joe: the determination to escape

    Joe: the determination to escape

    Does the quest for freedom ever stop for a slave? Of all the fugitives, Joe leads the list for the number of escapes, systematically refusing his slave status.

    Illustration credit: Em

    • 4 min
    Jack: a "Guinea accent"

    Jack: a "Guinea accent"

    Jack is sold in Montreal by Loyalist Simeon Covell during the American Revolution. Described as having a "Guinea accent", this is not his first uprooting.

    Illustration credit: Em

    • 3 min

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