Friday, 10 May 2013

A New Generation Discovers Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson has new fans!  The leader of the 1838 phase of Lower Canada's Rebellion and president of the Republic of Lower Canada has his own page and song produced by the Quebec hip hop group Alaclair.

Well, it helps that one of the leaders of the group has taken on the persona of the original Nelson, born in 1793.  There's  video below of the new Nelson urging people to vote before last September's provincial elections. 

More power to him. Maybe Robert Nelson the Elder, who was great Patriot and champion of democracy and civil rights, will finally get his due.  I tried with a fictionalized biography that made a small splash, but the word needs to proclaimed far and wide.

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