African Heritage & Culture

Listen. Learn. Share. Act.


Together, for AHM, we can gain knowledge through listening to local voices and talents, tuning into virtual events, and more.


To celebrate the rich culture of our ANS community, the Library has the resources you need to learn about African heritage, all year round.⁠


Together, let's share in the celebrations and events happening during African Heritage Month, while also sharing stories of Black creators.


Without action, there is no change. This African Heritage Month, help make a difference with us, in your community, and beyond. ⁠

Blogs & News

Meet Our Artist in Residence: Tara Taylor

Tara's residency will touch all Library branches through workshops and sharing collaborative art. Check out our interview to learn more!

Remembering Charles R Saunders, Local Fantasy Fiction Legend

When Charles R. Saunders (1946-2020) began writing his series, he likely had no idea how it would change readers' lives. Read his story.

Black History Matters: Teo Ferguson on "Listen"

Teo is a creator, model, and advocate for Black and queer communities. Here, he celebrates his roots, and reflects on 'listening.'

Black History Matters: Damini Awoyiga on "Learn"

Damini has a passion for making change, using her countless talents. Her new poem, Our Crowns, highlights the uniqueness of Black hair.

Black History Matters: Teyana Haley on "Share"

Teyana is a creator, lifestyle blogger, and proud mother. Here, she shares her hopes for a bright future for her son and other Black youth.

Black History Matters: Keonté Beals on "Act"

Keonté Beals is an award winning entertainer from North Preston. He reflects on taking action, resilience, and being authentically Black.

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Black Canadian Literature?

How much do you know about Black Canadian literature? Take our quiz and test your knowledge!

Ready-to-Go Art Studio: Black Women in Leadership

While kits are no longer available, you can still follow our guide to paint and reflect, and share your creation.

Walking Gottingen: An Immersive Storytelling Experience

Through natural sound and diverse voices, this project transports listeners to a portal of lived experiences in the community.

HBFF21 Black Market's 7 Free Films & Discussions

The schedule for Halifax Black Film Festival's free community conversations is out, and we are excited to be a part of spreading the word.

Zoom Backgrounds: African Heritage Month

Check out these custom Zoom backgrounds you can download for free and use when you attend an African Heritage Month virtual event!

Black History Matters: Launch of African Heritage Month 2021

Halifax Public Libraries launches the 2021 TD Presents African Heritage Month with our partners, the Black History Month Association.

Dalhousie Law's First Black Graduate: James R. Johnston

James R. Johnston became Dalhousie Law's first Black graduate. His life was ended after being shot by his Brother-in-Law. Read his story.

Call for Community Proposals: African Heritage Month 2021

(2021 Applications now closed) Submit your event or creative idea for TD presents African Heritage Month at the Library.

Inspiring Author and Activist: Maya Angelou

By Teen Blogger, Jood | "I couldn't be more inspired by every word that came out of Maya Angelou’s mouth." Learn about her life and legacy.

Alice Ball: Early 20th Century African American Chemist

By Teen Blogger, Sally | "She accomplished a lot at a young age despite the adversity she faced. She saved many lives..."
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