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African Heritage & Culture

African Heritage Month

On Being Black and Queer in Halifax

Model Teo Ferguson reflects on being Black and queer in Halifax.

Once Upon A Black Halifax

This video captures the history of the black community in Halifax, and their struggles for acceptance and progress.

Recent Arrivals in the African Nova Scotian Collection

Explore these recent releases written by and about African Nova Scotian people, places and culture.

African Nova Scotian Newspapers and Newsletters

Learn more about the Library's collection of historical and current African Nova Scotian press in the form of newspapers and newsletters.

African Heritage Month Photo Gallery

African Heritage Moment moments: From Opening Night to Lift Every Voice, this gallery is where you'll find our #AHM2020 event photos.

Guest Blog: The Remembering Africville Source Guide

Halifax Municipal Archives has digitized the records in their holdings pertaining to Africville. Learn more about this resource.

African Heritage: 20 Fiction Titles You Don't Want to Miss

In celebration of African Heritage Month, we're highlighting a selection of recently published fiction by Black authors.

African Canadian Heritage - Young Adult

These African Canadian Heritage titles have been selected for teens.

Coretta Scott King Award Winners

Celebrate African Heritage Month with these recent award-winning titles.

Nova Scotia Heritage Day: Africville

This year, Nova Scotia Heritage Day (February 17th) honours Africville. These stories for kids shine a light on its history.

African Heritage: Middle Grade

These middle grade novels share the stories of characters of African Descent.

African Heritage - Digital Books for Kids

Enjoy this collection of e-books and audiobooks about African heritage and history.

African Heritage: Picture Books to Enjoy

Celebrate and honour African Heritage Month with these fun and educational picture books for kids.

The Community of Africville

Explore history, music, poetry, and storytelling set within the community of Africville.

Recent in African Nova Scotian Collection

Explore these recent releases written by and about African Nova Scotians (2018-2019).
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