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African Heritage Month in Canada

 

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The commemoration of African Heritage Month in Canada can be traced to 1926 when Harvard-educated black historian Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week to recognize the achievements of African Americans. Woodson purposefully chose February for the birthdays of Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln, both key figures in the emancipation of enslaved blacks: In 1976, as part of the American Bicentennial celebrations, Negro History Week was expanded to Black History.

 

2016's African Heritage Month honours the 100th year anniversary of the No. 2 Construction Battalion, the first and only Black battalion in Canadian military history.

Learn more here

 

Find out what's happening

African Nova Scotian Affairs Events Calendar

Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs Facebook

 

Learn more about the African Nova Scotian community and culture

African Nova Scotian Community

African Nova Scotian Video

 

African Heritage Month Resources

 

Adult Fiction
books

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Young
Adult Fiction

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Children's
Fiction

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         Adult
    Non-Fiction

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   Young Adult
    Non-Fiction

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      Children's
     Non-Fiction

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         DVD's
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