African Heritage Month

February is African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia. 2019 marks the 35th anniversary of African Heritage Month in Halifax.

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Young Adult Black Fiction Young Adult Black Fiction

recommended by HfxPL_Teens
These Fiction books for teens, by and about persons of African Descent, are fantastic year-round reads.
These Fiction books for teens, by and about persons of African Descent, are fantastic year-round reads.
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Black Leaders For Change Black Leaders For Change

recommended by HfxPL_Kids
These children's books are inspired by history-making Black leaders and current HRM Councillor, Lindell Smith.
These children's books are inspired by history-making Black leaders and current HRM Councillor, Lindell Smith.
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Social Justice & Current Affairs Social Justice & Current Affairs

recommended by HfxPL_LocalHistory
Powerful voices in the African Nova Scotian community lend insight into the ongoing struggle for social, economic and civil rights justice.
Powerful voices in the African Nova Scotian community lend insight into the ongoing struggle for social, economic and civil rights justice.
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African Heritage: Canadian Fiction African Heritage: Canadian Fiction

recommended by HfxPL_Adults
Enjoy new releases and longtime favourites by African-Canadian authors.
Enjoy new releases and longtime favourites by African-Canadian authors.
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African Nova Scotian Culture African Nova Scotian Culture

recommended by HfxPL_LocalHistory
Explore the rich cultural expressions of African Nova Scotian identity through music, poetry, film, art, drama, and food.
Explore the rich cultural expressions of African Nova Scotian identity through music, poetry, film, art, drama, and food.
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Black Loyalists, Maroons, and Refugees Black Loyalists, Maroons, and Refugees

recommended by HfxPL_LocalHistory
3 of the most significant migrations of the African diaspora to Nova Scotia happened within a span of 30 years. Read about the history.
3 of the most significant migrations of the African diaspora to Nova Scotia happened within a span of 30 years. Read about the history.
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African Heritage Non-Fiction for Kids African Heritage Non-Fiction for Kids

recommended by HfxPL_Kids
These African Heritage non-fiction picks for kids tell important stories that have changed history.
These African Heritage non-fiction picks for kids tell important stories that have changed history.
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The Color Purple Events The Color Purple Events

Film screenings, community discussion, and a sneak-peek of Neptune Theatre's The Color Purple Musical make up this exciting event series.
Film screenings, community discussion, and a sneak-peek of Neptune Theatre's The Color Purple Musical make up this exciting event series.
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Gallery: African Drumming with Dr.… Gallery: African Drumming with Dr.…

On February 2, we were feeling the beat at Alderney Gate, as Dr. Henry V. Bishop hosted a drumming workshop for all ages.
On February 2, we were feeling the beat at Alderney Gate, as Dr. Henry V. Bishop hosted a drumming workshop for all ages.
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A Q&A with Evelyn C. White A Q&A with Evelyn C. White, Author of Alice Walker: A Life

By Our Community
In honour of the Library’s The Color Purple event series, and Alice Walker’s 75th birthday (February 9), we sat down with Evelyn C. White, journalist, relatively new Haligonian, and official biographer of Alice Walker: A Life.
In honour of The Color Purple series, and Alice Walker’s 75th birthday, we sat down with Evelyn C. White, author of Alice Walker: A Life.
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African Heritage Month Opening Night African Heritage Month Opening Night

By LibraryLife
On January 24, the Black History Month Association & Halifax Public Libraries celebrated the beginning of African Heritage Month in Halifax.
On January 24, the Black History Month Association & Halifax Public Libraries celebrated the beginning of African Heritage Month in Halifax.
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Presented by TD Bank Group Presented by TD Bank Group

African Heritage Month 2019 at Halifax Public Libraries is made possible by the generous support of TD Bank Group.
African Heritage Month 2019 at Halifax Public Libraries is made possible by the generous support of TD Bank Group.
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