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.
TD Bank Group 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.
Anne & Aretha: Kindred Spirits
TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries
In 2014, the famously private singer Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) declared her admiration for Anne of Green Gables and expressed her desire to visit the province that inspired the novel.
Halifax writer Evelyn C. White will explore the unlikely bond between the Queen of Soul and the red-haired protagonist of Lucy Maud Montgomery's signature work.
What you can expect
The experience will be like watching a movie. Your video and microphone will be off.
How to attend
To watch, please click the link below on the day of the event:
Tech Requirements: All devices are accepted.
Your privacy is important to us
No recordings, screenshots, or photographs will be permitted by hosts or participants.
Please be mindful of your visible and audible background environment in protection of your privacy and in ensuring a safe space for all participating.
Thank you to our Community Advisory Group for guiding and enriching African Heritage Month programs and content.