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Jim Walker is Professor of History at the University of Waterloo, where he specializes in African-Canadian history and the history of human rights and race relations. He is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His books include The Black Loyalists (1976, 2nd ed., 1992), A History of Blacks in Canada: A Study Guide for Teachers and Students (1980), and ‘Race’, Rights and the Law in the Supreme Court of Canada (1997), and he has published numerous articles and book chapters on African-Canadian topics and on campaigns for human rights reform. As a student at Dalhousie University he was among the founders and original teachers in the Transition Year Program, which continues to operate after 46 years. He is co-author of B.A. ‘Rocky’ Jones: Revolutionary (Fernwood Press, September 2016).

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