Posts Tagged “black history month”

A Quiet Resolve

Posted February 26th, 2018 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

What do these have in common: A pardon, a stamp, a ferry, and a $10 banknote? They all bear the name of a reluctant Canadian heroine who championed NS human rights for herself and her community. They are a testimony to the power of justice… Read More »

Our Rich Canadian African Heritage

Posted February 20th, 2018 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

The following is an excerpt from the official Government of Canada website: “During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it… Read More »

Rev. William White

Posted February 15th, 2018 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

#BlackHistoryMonth – Rev. William White was an ordained pastor in the Maritime Baptist Convention and became the first black chaplain in the British Empire in the First World War, serving the No. 2 Construction Battalion. He was given the rank of Honourary Captain—one of the… Read More »

Welcome to African Heritage Month!

Posted February 5th, 2018 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

Across Canada, February is Black History Month (also known as African Heritage Month). The Government of Canada invites Canadians “to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.” This is also the United Nations International… Read More »

Passing the Torch

Posted February 1st, 2017 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

February is African Heritage Month (also known as Black History Month). The theme in Nova Scotia for 2017 is “Passing the Torch.” It’s all about celebrating the past and looking ahead to the next 150 years in Canada. Below is the write up from the… Read More »

A Mighty Long Way

Posted February 1st, 2016 - Read Article - 1 Comment - Leave a Response

African Heritage Month begins today. Also known as Black History Month, February has been set aside as an opportunity for us to recognize contributions past and present of the African community to Canadian culture. How has it impacted where you live? We recognize the significant… Read More »

Black History Quiz

Posted February 26th, 2015 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

Did we mention there was going to be a test about your knowledge about Black History Month? What do you know about African heritage here in Atlantic Canada? Hopefully after this quiz you’ll know more. Read through the questions and write down what you think… Read More »

A Legacy of Perseverance

Posted February 11th, 2015 - Read Article - No Comments - Leave a Response

In recognition of Black History Month, we’d like to highlight Portia White, an acclaimed international singer from Nova Scotia who lived from 1911 to 1968. Recently, Spatz Theatre, Citadel High School (Halifax, NS) honoured her by unveiling a portrait and naming an atrium after her… Read More »