Closure Notice: All branches and departments of Halifax Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 20 for the Victoria Day holiday.
Closure Notice: All branches and departments of Halifax Public Libraries, except Halifax Central Library, will be closed on Sunday, May 19.
Library Database Update - Monday May 20: From 9:00am-5:00pm a few services through My Account on our website will be unavailable. There will also be limited access to some of our digital resources during this time.
"This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction's noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new "color line" in the long Jim Crow era that followed. In introducing young readers to them, and to the resiliency of the African American people at times of progress and betrayal, Professor Gates shares a history that remains vitally relevant today."--Provided by publisher.