Throughout the two-hour event, Jojo Chintoh illustrated his knowledge of Black history with his many tidbits of information and personal stories. He cited that some people have forgotten our history. When we celebrate Emancipation Day we celebrate history and freedom. Emancipation Day was like Christmas Day for black folks but today many don’t know about it. We have made contributions to this country rather than complain we should write our history. He empathized about securing funds to build a Black Museum in Toronto.
Mr. Chintoh is a stanch supporter of OBHS and informed the crowd of their upcoming events like the Freedom Ride Bus Tour to St. Catharines on August 23, 2014 that will retrace the history of Harriet Tubman and visit the “Big Picnic” tour museums in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. From March 2 to 7, 2015 along with Integrity Tours, OBHS will be presenting the Long Walk to Freedom Tour.