Celebrate African Heritage with Halifax Public Libraries
Black history is everyone's history. Join us as we look back, and march forward, together.
Every year in February and the months that follow, Halifax Public Libraries, in partnership with the Black History Month Association and countless dedicated individuals and groups, offers high-quality programs that highlight and celebrate the rich diversity, culture, and heritage of our African Nova Scotian community and people of African Descent.
The TD Ready Commitment is the generous presenting sponsor of African Heritage Month 2021 at Halifax Public Libraries. Their ongoing sponsorship—this year marks 6 years of support!—increases our capacity to host important programs and conversations, and expand our collection, year-round.
While 2021 will look different from the traditional, we are finding exciting and innovative ways to engage and honour our community and its rich history through virtual events, lifelong legacy pieces, and collaborative projects. This website is yours to explore, and will be updated frequently with ways for you to Listen, Learn, Share, and Act.
Remembering Our Black Shining Soldiers
Black military heritage in Nova Scotia includes stories about our soldiers at home, and abroad, and its impact on our families and community. In remembrance of those who came before us, join this presentation for a glimpse into the lives of our soldiers.
The presenter, Allister Barton, will share short stories about Black Nova Scotians in the military through a genealogical lens on his own Barton family, sixteen of whom served in Canadian, American, and British militaries.
For our shared safety, participation in Library events will require attendees ages 12 and up to show Proof of Full COVID-19 Vaccination in accordance with Nova Scotia COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination. Face masks are required in all Library spaces. Visit our Status of Library Service for more information.
Thank you to our Community Advisory Group for guiding and enriching African Heritage Month programs and content.