The Life and Death of A Canadian Black CommunityBook - 1999
Featured Blogs and Events
Community spirit and injustices According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, the land that would one day become Africville was originally granted in 1761 to several white families, including the families of some who had profited from slavery. Years later, in January of 1848, William Brown and William Arnold, both Black settlers, bought parcels of that land, and other families soon followed. A… (more)
From Library Staff
Originally published in 1974, Donald Clairmont and Dennis William Magill’s Africville: The Life and Death of a Canadian Black Community, explores the social injustices that affected the community through its entire history and also provides statistical information about the residents.