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Boston King and Violet
Updated: 5/23/2020
Boston King and Violet
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  • Boston King and Violet
  • We should form a Free black community called birchtown
  • That's a good idea let's form the area near Shelburne Nova Scotia
  • Boston King and Violet
  • You Took OUR JOBS!!!!
  • Please don't hurt me
  • Boston King and Violet
  • MY HOUSE!!!!
  • HAHAHA!!
  • 1783, Boston King and his wife Violet were part of a group that formed Birchtown, a Black community near Shelburne, Nova Scotia. It soon became the largest free Black community in North America.
  • Boston King and Violet
  • Let's move I don't want to get beat by the white loyalists
  • Yeah lets get out of here
  • Unemployed and poor white Loyalists and disbanded soldiers vented their frustration and anger on the Blacks in Shelburne, and, in 1784, they attacked the Black settlers.
  • Boston King and Violet
  • A 10-day riot began in which Blacks were beaten and their homes burned. The rioters literally chased any Black person they could find out of Shelburne. Fear filled the hearts of free Black Loyalists and slaves alike.
  • Boston King and Violet
  • We arrived!!!
  • The Kings didn't want to be hurt by white loyalists so they decided to move
  • In 1791, the Kings left Nova Scotia for good, sailing for Sierra Leone on the west coast of Africa. Many other Black Loyalists were forced to give up their dreams of safety and success in Nova Scotia, as well, and they, too, went to Africa in hope of a better life.
  • Every one live a happy life in Sierra Leone and enjoyed their time
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