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Negro Invasion: Doctors Bonuses and African Americans

negro invasion: In response, the Canadian government instructed medical personnel at the border to heavily scrutinize the newcomers and offered doctors bonuses for every Black person they rejected, according to National Observer. Inspectors were told to make sure African Americans had at least 200 when they arrived, an amount they could waive in the case of white settlers. Their arrival sparked a backlash among some Albertans who condemned what they termed a negro invasion and a flood. Canada's history of welcoming millions of migrants from around the world has been tainted by unjust exclusions. However, these and other measures were ultimately successful, with the one major wave of Black settlers ending in 1914. Initially, the Black settlers were able to overcome these barriers and about 1,000 settled in Alberta. ( As reported in the news.