African Heritage & Culture

African Heritage Month 2019 - Program Page

African Heritage Month

Program Application: African Heritage Month 2020

Funding is available for community organizations and individuals to plan and host AHM events in partnership with the Library. Apply now!

Susan "The Sketcher" MacLeod Sketches R is for Reparations

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

"Just Show Them"

Turning Passion Into A Profession: Awakening the entrepreneurial giant inside African and Indigenous students from schools across NS.

Recommended Reads From 902 ManUp

This book list was put together by members of the local, community-led organization, 902 ManUp.

Gallery: Lift Every Voice 4

On February 20 2019, we enjoyed a talented line-up of stars presented by ANSMA with the 4th annual gala performance, Lift Every Voice.

African Nova Scotian Faith

Explore the rich African Nova Scotian history of church, community, and spirituality with these books, movies, and CDs.

Gallery: Turning Passion to a Profession

On February 22 2019, students in Grades 8-12 engaged in a powerful and inspiring session with successful African Nova Scotian entrepreneurs.

Gallery: African-American Read In

On February 6 2019, we turned the pages together at Cole Harbour Public Library to celebrate African-American authors and illustrators.

Gallery: African-Canadian Women Doing…

On Feb. 11 2019, the Black and Immigrant Women's Network joined us to celebrate the achievements of African-Canadian women doing business.

African Nova Scotian Publications

A collection of magazines, newsletters, and directories from African Nova Scotian community organizations and businesses.

Young Adult Black Fiction

These Fiction books for teens, by and about persons of African Descent, are fantastic year-round reads.

Black Leaders For Change

These children's books are inspired by history-making Black leaders and current HRM Councillor, Lindell Smith.

Social Justice & Current Affairs

Powerful voices in the African Nova Scotian community lend insight into the ongoing struggle for social, economic and civil rights justice.

African Canadian Fiction

Enjoy new releases and longtime favourites by African-Canadian authors.

African Nova Scotian Culture

Explore the rich cultural expressions of African Nova Scotian identity through music, poetry, film, art, drama, and food.

Black Loyalists, Maroons, and Refugees

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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