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Watch & Learn: Remember Africville

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About This Experience

Uncover the story of a small black settlement that once existed within the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia in the short doc: REMEMBER AFRICVILLE (1991).

This short film created by the National Film Board of Canada in 1991 tells the story of Africville, a small black settlement that lay within the city limits of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In the 1960s, the families of Africville were uprooted and their homes demolished in the name of urban renewal and integration. More than 20 years later, the site of the community of Africville was a stark, under-utilized park. Former residents, their descendants and some of the decision-makers speak out and, with the help of archival photographs and films, tell the story of that painful relocation.


Remember Africville, Shelagh Mackenzie, provided by the National Film Board of Canada


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