North is Freedom

Our deepest gratitude goes to all who agreed to be photographed and share their family stories for this exhibition. Without their support,  North is Freedom would not have been possible.


For assistance in coordinating this project, we thank Dorothy Abbot, Nikki Clarke, and Pamella Houston, Ontario Black History Society; Steven Cook, Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site; Terran Fader, formerly of the Amherstburg Freedom Museum; Donna Ford; Bonita Johnson deMatteis; and Shannon Prince of the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum.


We are grateful to historians and withers Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost and Bryan Prince for generously contributing heir knowledge to this project.

We thank George Elliot Clarke for his permission to use the lines from his poem North is Freedom.


We gratefully acknowledge:

The generous support of our lead sponsor, TD Bank Group.

The Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC.

The in-kind donation of Epson America Inc. and Andrew Patrick for his work in printing the images.


Yuri Dojc


All photos copyright Yuri Dojc, 2016