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Africville Jesse Russell

Africville

Jesse Russell

Published June 14th 2012
ISBN : 9785510763997
Paperback
98 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Africville was a small community located on the southern shore of Bedford Basin, in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. During the 20th century, the City of Halifax began to encroach on the southernMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Africville was a small community located on the southern shore of Bedford Basin, in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. During the 20th century, the City of Halifax began to encroach on the southern shores of Bedford Basin, and the community was eventually included as part of the city through municipal amalgamation. Africville was populated almost entirely by African Nova Scotians from a wide selection of origins. The community and its dwellings were ordered destroyed, and residents evicted during the late 1960s in advance of the opening of the nearby A. Murray MacKay Bridge, related highway construction and the Port of Halifax development at Fairview Cove to the west. The community has since become an important symbol of African Nova Scotia identity and the struggle against racism.