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Titre Africville : an African Nova Scotian community is demolished--and fights back / Gloria Ann Wesley.
Auteur Wesley, Gloria, author
Éditeur Toronto : James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers, [2019]
©2019
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Collection Righting Canada's wrongs
Sujet anglais Relocation (Housing) -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- History -- 20th century
Race discrimination -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- History -- 20th century
Black Canadians -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Black Canadians -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- Relocation -- History -- 20th century
Africville (Halifax, N.S.) -- History -- 20th century
Africville (Halifax, N.S.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Halifax (N.S.) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century
Halifax (N.S.) -- History -- 20th century
Sujet français Relogement -- Nouvelle-Écosse -- Halifax -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Discrimination raciale -- Nouvelle-Écosse -- Halifax -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Noirs canadiens -- Nouvelle-Écosse -- Halifax -- Conditions sociales -- 20e siècle
Noirs canadiens -- Nouvelle-Écosse -- Halifax -- Relogement -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Africville (Halifax, N.-É.) -- Conditions sociales -- 20e siècle
Halifax (N.-É.) -- Relations interethniques -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Halifax (N.-É.) -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Description 94 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Bibliographie Includes bibliographical references and index.
Résumé The community of Africville began in the early 1800s with the settlement of former American slaves and other black people on the Beford Basin, just north of Halifax. Over time the community grew to include a church, a school, and small businesses. At its peak, about 400 people lived in the tight-knit community of Africville. But the neighbourhood was not without its problems. Racist attitudes prevented people from getting well-paying jobs outside the community and the City of Halifax denied the residents of Africville basic services such as running water, sewage disposal, and garbage collection. Despite being labeled a "slum," the community was lively and vibrant, with a strong sense of culture and tradition. In the 1960s, in the name of urban renewal, the City of Halifax decided to demolish the community, relocate its residents and use the land for industrial development. Residents of Africville strongly opposed this move, but their homes were bulldozed and they were forced into public housing projects in other parts of the city, and promised, but did not receive social assistance to help them resettle. After years of pressure from former members of the community and their descendants, the City of Halifax finally apologized for the destruction of Africville and offered to pay compensation. Through historical photographs, documents, and first-person narratives from former Africville residents, this book offers an account of the racism behind the injustices suffered by the community. It documents how the City destroyed Africville and finally apologized for it.
ISBN 9781459413580 (hardcover)
   
   
 
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 SAUL-BELLOW - Jeunes - Documentaires    971.6 W J  DISPONIBLE
 
 
 
   
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