On February 23, 2019, Halifax Public Libraries' volunteer artist, Susan "The Sketcher" MacLeod, attended the exciting launch of R is for Reparations. The one-of-a-kind alphabet book was written by Halifax youth at Halifax North Memorial Public Library during African Heritage Month 2018, and shares their hopes and dreams about the global demand for redress, compensation and restitution for the horrors of the Atlantic Slave Trade.
On Thursday, January 24, the Black History Month Association and Halifax Public Libraries celebrated the beginning of African Heritage Month in Halifax with a full-house crowd of community members. Read on to look back on photographs and moments from the evening.
Community spirit and injustices: There are many resources available online, in our Local History Room, and in our collection to help you research the history and legacy of the Africville community. Here's a quick starter guide.
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