During the evening of November 30, 1968 more than 400 Black Nova Scotians gathered in a mass Black political, Black Family meeting at the North Branch Memorial Library to discuss and debate Black liberation.
The 1960s (especially 1968) was a time of rebellion across the world, with the global Black liberation struggle constituting a crucial part of these revolutionary upheavals. This powerful upsurge encompassed Halifax.
Reflecting the global Black liberation struggle, inspired by the revolutionary Black Writers Congress hosted in Montreal from October 11-14, 1968, and catalyzed by the presence of Black Panther Party members in Halifax, the African Nova Scotian community - with the key figures of Drs. Burnley “Rocky” Jones and W.P. Oliver presiding, convened to discuss the community’s problems and challenges, and to establish a framework to realize Black Nova Scotian self-determination.
Join us on the 50th anniversary for a discussion and commemoration of the impact and legacy of this profound revolutionary event.