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For the first time ever, the stories of slaves in Quebec are showcased in one of the province's most important cultural institutions. Quebec City's Musee National des Beaux Arts has just unveiled a new exhibit called Fugitifs! It's designed and orchestrated by Webster who is a historian, rapper and advocate. The exhibit uses illustration and rigorous historical documents to tell the stories of thirteen slaves who lived in Quebec in the 18th century. It kicked off with a sold out bilingual conference given by Webster and Dr. Charmaine Nelson. Dr. Nelson is an art historian who has been researching and documenting a trove of detailed information, called the fugitive slave archive. She joined Breakaway host Alison Brunette for a feature interview about