Saturday, October 24

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Anti-Black racism: The story of Africville – The Canadian News

CityNews has launched an online series that documents Canada’s anti-Black racist history, providing you with written snapshots that highlight different moments. You can also read the first installment about the Immigration Act of 1910, the story of Toronto’s first Black politician and the story of Marie-Josèphe Angélique and the 1734 fire of Old Montreal ——— The village of Africville was founded in the mid-18th century, just north of Halifax. The village was populated by African-Canadians and was a thriving seaside community before it was systematically  demolished by the Halifax government in the 1960s. The founding of Africville African people held as slaves built much of the city of Halifax, which was founded in 1749. This Black community lived a few kilometres north of th...