Friday, January 17, 2014

Comment Home Horror: Hockey's Black & Indian Roots

 Lemmy might not remember this bit:

Think Chris Rock was full of it? Prepare to have your mind blown:

1 comment:

  1. Nova Scotia--particularly the area around Halifax--has had a thriving black community since the earliest days of the US. During the Revolutionary War, the British promised blacks that supported the British and end to slavery, and when the British lost they were loath to leave the black supporters behind to the mercy of the White colonials.

    As a provision of British surrender, all black loyalists who chose to leave were given passage to Halifax. In 1783, some three thousand black loyalists traveled to Nova Scotia on British vessels. Google "Africville". No surprise at all that fifth and sixth generation black Canadians would play some kick ass hockey.