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Media Release

For immediate release March 6, 2009
History of African Canadians photo exhibit
Halifax North Memorial Public Library hosts national photo exhibit

From March 4-30 the Halifax North Memorial Public Library is hosting a photo exhibit called On the Road North: Black Canada and the Journey to Freedom. The exhibit is touring across Canada and is a production of Parks Canada and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration.

On the Road North chronicles the history of African Canadians and tells the story of Canada as it became a refuge for those escaping slavery. The exhibit is a celebration of African Canadians and highlights some of their contributions to the establishment of Canada.

The Halifax North Library will host an official opening of the exhibit on Wednesday, March 11 at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, visit virtualmuseum.ca/blackhistory/index.html.

Halifax Public Libraries is the life-long learning centre of the community and the place people turn to for the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power of information.

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Contact:
Jon Stone
Director, Communications Atlantic Region
CIC Atlantic Region, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Jon.Stone@cic.gc.ca
426-1419

 Marlo MacKay
Communications Officer
Halifax Public Libraries
490-5852