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

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

Register and pick up a kit at participating branches, paint and reflect, and share your creation for a chance to win a crafty prize!

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..."

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.

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.

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.

"Poetry Can Heal the World"

Halifax's Poet Laureate, Dr. Afua Cooper, reflects on the meaning of poetry in her life, her love of libraries, and staying inspired.

Susan "The Sketcher" MacLeod Sketches R is for Reparations

On Feb. 23, 2019, the Library's volunteer artist attended the launch event for the one-of-a-kind alphabet book created by Halifax youth.

A Q&A with Evelyn C. White

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.

African Heritage Month Opening Night 2019

On January 24, the Black History Month Association & Halifax Public Libraries celebrated the beginning of African Heritage Month in Halifax.
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