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African/Black Nova Scotian Resources: Home

These are resources on African/Black Canadian & Nova Scotian history, communities, & culture, as well as important resources on people of African descent. It was developed in consultation with members of the African/Black Nova Scotian community at NSCC.

Black History Learning Journey

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia is hosting a free learning opportunity titled 

From Past to Present: The History & Legacy of Black Nova Scotians

Black History Learning Journey is a further exploration of systemic racism and the shared history of colonization. As part of our continued learnings and action, the goal is to continue to increase individual and organizational participation in shared educational spaces, create meaningful dialogue, mobilize the sector, and provide tangible ways to combat anti-Black racism.

The 4-part series takes place in June, recordings of the webinars will be freely available after the live events.

Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia

African Heritage Month 2021

African Heritage Month 2021

"Nova Scotia has over 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities with a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 200 years. African Heritage Month provides us with another opportunity to celebrate our culture, legacy, achievements, and contributions of our people – past and present." From the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia.

Resources Celebrating African Heritage Month

Videos

Books

The International Decade for People of African Descent

2015-2024 is The International Decade for People of African Descent. This was proclaimed by the United Nations, General Assembly.

logo for UN's International Decade for People of African Descent

Off-Campus Access

In order to support NSCC students, staff and faculty teaching and learning from home, the majority of the resources listed here are electronic. These include e-books, articles, videos and websites. You can use NSCC Libraries' e-resources off-site by logging in with your w# and password (the same login information you use for your NSCC email). Please see the eBook Guide for help viewing and borrowing eBooks.