African Heritage & Culture

African Heritage Month

Strong Black Fathers: Celebrating Great Dads

Feb 8th | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
This event features a photo exhibit about fatherhood focusing on 10 outstanding, local Black fathers; keynote speaker, and panel discussion.

The Black Hair-Story of Nova Scotia

February 2020
Multiple Locations
Discover the deep heritage of Black beauty culture in Nova Scotia and its connection to civil rights pioneers, including Viola Desmond.

Lift Every Voice 5: Musical Showcase

Feb 12th | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
A showcase of amazing talent from our African Nova Scotian music community, featuring a gospel choir, solo artists, drumming, and more.

Young African Nova Scotians Leading Through Excellence

Feb 1st | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
This event is designed to encourage African Nova Scotian youth to consider political and leadership roles within public and private sectors.

Important Conversations: African Heritage Month

February 2020
Multiple Locations
Be part of the conversation. Join us for meaningful, memorable panel discussions and presentations.

Food & Cooking Events: African Heritage Month

February 2020
Multiple Locations
Experience the tastes and culinary talents of African Heritage Month with workshops for all ages.

Music Events: African Heritage Month

February 2020
Multiple Locations
Clap, sing, and dance along to these musical workshops and performances.

African Heritage Month Opening Night

Jan 23rd | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Share in this annual community celebration to launch African Heritage Month in Halifax.  The evening features the traditional Opening…

African Heritage Month 2020 Events

Over 70 unique and inspiring events have been created in partnership with community members and organizations. Check them out.

In Memoriam: Dr. Bridglal Pachai

Dr. Bridglal Pachai journeyed to Canada from South Africa in 1975. He had a huge impact in Nova Scotia through his work and philosophy.

YA Reads Celebrating Emancipation Day

August 1st is Emancipation Day in Canada. Learn more about the abolition of slavery in North America and the underground railroad.

Kids' Non-Fiction about Emancipation

August 1st is Emancipation Day in Canada. Learn more about the abolition of slavery in North America and the underground railroad.

"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.

Black Women: Our Heroes

These children's books are great reads for International Women's Day (March 8) and year-round!

Recommended Reads From 902 ManUp

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