“Information on a former 1860s African-Canadian town”
Until the late 1960's, Africville was a close-knit, primarily Black, community that hugged the shores of the Bedford Basin in Halifax. After years of industrial encroachment, the environmental and health risks from an infectious disease hospital and a public dump, the people were removed from their community and their homes bulldozed. The Seaview Baptist Church was the heart of the community, where Africville families celebrated, mourned and shared their faith with their children. Its destruction symbolized the end of the settlement. The spirit of Africville lived on in stories, in song and in the hearts and minds of its people. Today, the Africville Museum, a replica of the original Church, is a symbol of that spirit. It is a testament to the determination and the faithful persistence of a community who lost their homes, but never gave up.
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