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Looking Back, Moving Forward: Documenting the Heritage of African Nova Scotians


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Items selected and digitized from the Nova Scotia Archives Library.


Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society: The Slave in Canada

By T. Watson Smith, D.D. Published 1899 in Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. X.

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Publication No. 8

A Documentary Study of The Establishment of Negroes in Nova Scotia between The War of 1812 and the Winning of Responsible Government

Prepared by C.B. Fergusson, Assistant Archivist, Under the Direction of D.C. Harvey, Archivist, Halifax, NS. The Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 1948.

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Afro-Canadian Communities in Halifax County, Nova Scotia: A Preliminary Sociological Survey

by C.R. Brookbank. Masters Thesis, University of Toronto, July 1949.

Communities surveyed: Africville, Halifax, Cherrybrook, Lucasville, Preston, New Road, Upper Hammonds Plains.

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Brief Summary of Nova Scotia Negro Communities

Rev. W.P. Oliver, Field Representative,

Adult Education Division, Department of Education, Nova Scotia, March 1964.

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Clarkson's Mission to America, 1791-1792

Edited with an introduction, notes and index by Charles Bruce Fergusson, Archivist of Nova Scotia, Halifax : Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 1971.

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Black Community Profile, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, 1973. Nova Scotia Archives Library F 5033 N3 N93

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Visible Minorities in Nova Scotia: A Call for Equality

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, 1973. Nova Scotia Archives Library V/F volume 149 number 27

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Focus: Lucasville, Hammonds Plains, and Cobequid Road

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, 1974. Nova Scotia Archives Library HT 421 N935

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Preliminary Report of the Officials' Committee on Black Communities in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Executive Council Officials' Committee on Black Communities, April 1985. Nova Scotia Archives Library HN 1100 N935 B631

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The Atlantic Advocate

Nova Scotia's first African Canadian newsmagazine. Its publishers, Wilfred A. DeCosta, Miriam A. DeCosta and Dr. Clement Courtenay Ligoure, incorporated as The Atlantic Advocate Association Ltd. on 8 June 1916. Only four issues have survived — the first, for April 1915 and three others, namely January, April and May 1917.


The Clarion

Started as a single undated sheet by Carrie Best in 1946 with an intent to publish every two weeks The Clarion was centered on life around Second Baptist Church in New Glasgow with sections on "Our church", "Our homes" and "Our community". The Clarion was relaunched in December, 1946 as a multi-paged tabloid sized publication featuring the story of Viola Desmond's arrest in New Glasgow's Roseland Theatre.


GRASP

Publication of the Black United Front of Nova Scotia, Halifax.
August 1970 to November 1976.


Beechville Gazette

By Paul Dorrinton, Ivan Wright, Terry DeLeon. March 1983. Nova Scotia Archives Library F5221 B613 R216


THE RAP

Published by the Black United Front of Nova Scotia, Halifax. December 1986 to April 1988.


Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall Jr. Prosecution Reports:

Volume 4. Discrimination Against Blacks in Nova Scotia in the Criminal Justice System

Dr. Wilson Head, formerly of the Faculty of Social Work, Atkinson College, York University, Toronto; President, Federation of Race Relations Organizations, Toronto and Professor Don Clairmont, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University, Halifax — Prepared for the Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall, Jr., Prosecution February 1989. Appendices

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