Resource Links

Africville’s History:

The Story of Africville by the Canadian Museum of Human Rights

Remember Africville by Shelagh MacKenzie

Gone but Never Forgotten: photographic portraits of Africville by Bob Brooks, 1960s. From the Nova Scotia archives.

Africville: Canada’s Secret Racist History

Africville by The Canadian Encyclopedia

“A troubling reality of the Halifax Explosion relief effort – racism” by Sherri Borden-Colley

Racism and Relief Distribution in the Aftermath of the Halifax Explosion by Mark Culligan and Katrin MacPhee

Recent news:

“Africville residents seek changes to proposed lawsuit against Halifax” by Aly Thomson

“Africville church bell comes home after more than 50 years”

“A little different, but just as meaningful: couple holds wedding amid COVID-19, commemorates Black Lives Matter” by Nebal Snan

“New tour tells Halifax’s history through Indigenous, Black perspectives” by Marina von Stackelberg

“Africville declared a national historic site” from the CBC Archives

“Senator calls for action from Halifax councillors with presentation on anti-Black racism” by Zane Woodford

Africville: A Spirit That Lives On – A Reflection Project, a collaborative piece hosted by the MSVU Art Gallery

“Take a tour of Africville with Amanda Parris and author Shauntay Grant” by Amanda Parris

“21 Things to Do in Halifax, Nova Scotia (By a Local!)” by Helen Early

  • “A visit to the Africville Museum – housed in a replica of the community’s destroyed church – is one of the most important things to do in Halifax”

Resources on African Nova Scotian and African Canadian issues and history:

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Street Checks Report, researched and written for NS Human Rights Commission by Dr. Scot Wortley (March 2019)

Report on Lord Dalhousie’s History on Slavery and Race, chaired by Dr. Afua Cooper (September, 2019)

Ninth Floor by Mina Shum highlights racism in post-secondary insitutions and race relations in Canada, providing first-hand accounts of the Sir George Williams Riot.

Ice Breakers by Sandamini Rankaduwa reveals the buried history of the Black hockey league in Atlantic Canada.

“Author Ingrid Waldron on Africville and the history of environmental racism in Canada” by Sierra Bein

“‘Call it what it is – white ignorance’: Gentrification frays the social fabric in Halifax’s North End” in CBC Radio

The Lynn Jones African-Canadian & Diaspora Heritage Collection from the Saint Mary’s University archives