• Lift Every Voice 2018 Youth Choir Performance

Upcoming Events

Live Theatre Performance: Things My Fore-sisters Saw

In this 1-woman play, created and performed by Leslie McCurdy, you will meet 4 women of African Descent who affected change in Canada:  

  • Marie-Joseph Angelique, a slave who gave us the first slave narrative in North America; 
  • Rose Fortune, the first "policewoman " in North America, who helped "freedom seekers" settle in Annapolis Royal;  
  • Mary Ann Shadd, the first North American woman to publish and edit a newspaper;
  • Viola Desmond, who fought segregation and is the new face of the Canadian $10 bill.

Leslie McCurdy is an award-winning actor, playwright, dancer, choreographer, and singer from Windsor, Ontario who has performed internationally with many theatre, TV, and movie credits. She has created 4 1-woman plays, and "Things My Fore-Sisters Saw" premiered on the Bravo TV network in 2006. 

Central Library - Wednesday March 27th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm Paul O'Regan Hall Adults

Community Social and African Cuisine Demo & Tasting [FULL]

If you’re new to the community, or you’d like to meet some new people, please join us.

We'll also discover the flavours of Africa with Chef Mary Nkrumah of Mary's African Cuisine. 



TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

Bedford Public Library - Friday March 29th @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm Adults Registration Required. To register, call us at (902) 490-5740.

Thank You

Thank you to our Community Advisory Group for guiding and enriching African Heritage Month programs and content.

  • Tracey Jones-Grant | Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Russell Grosse | Black Cultural Centre
  • Sylvia Parris | Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Insititute
  • John Wedderburn | Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute​
  • Kesa Munroe-Anderson | NS Human Rights Commission
  • Karen Hudson | Auburn High School
  • Lou Gannon | African Nova Scotian Music Association
  • Juanita Peters | Africville Museum
  • Rielle Williams | Black Cultural Centre
  • Renise Cain | Halifax Public Libraries
  • Crystal Mulder | Halifax Public Libraries

Thank you to the individuals and organizations who have brought African Heritage Month to life through events at the Library.

  • 902ManUp
  • African Nova Scotian Music Association
  • Africentric Learning Institute (ALI)
  • Africville Heritage Trust
  • Ashanti Leadership & Professional Development Services
  • Black & Immigrant Women Network Association of Nova Scotia
  • Black Business Initiative
  • Black Educators Association
  • Black History Month Association
  • CBC
  • Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute
  • Fernwood Publishing
  • Global Afrikan Congress – Nova Scotia Chapter
  • Halifax Community Investment Fund
  • Maritime Centre for African Dance
  • Mary's African Cuisine
  • Neptune Theatre
  • Nova Scotia Mass Choir
  • Patoria Legacy Project
  • Saint Mary's University
  • TD Halifax Jazz Festival
  • TeensNowTalk Magazine
  • The Objective