Africville Apology

The Africville Apology was delivered on February 24, 2010 by Halifax, Nova Scotia for the eviction and eventual destruction of Africville, a Black Nova Scotian community.wikipedia
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Africville

Africville, Nova Scotia
The Africville Apology was delivered on February 24, 2010 by Halifax, Nova Scotia for the eviction and eventual destruction of Africville, a Black Nova Scotian community.
After years of protest and investigations, in 2010 the Halifax Council ratified a proposed "Africville Apology", under an arrangement with the federal government, to compensate descendants and their families who had been evicted.

Black Nova Scotians

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The Africville Apology was delivered on February 24, 2010 by Halifax, Nova Scotia for the eviction and eventual destruction of Africville, a Black Nova Scotian community.
In the 21st century, the government and grassroots groups have initiated actions in Nova Scotia to address past harm done to Black Nova Scotians, such as the Africville Apology, the Viola Desmond Pardon, and the restorative justice initiative for the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.

Peter J. Kelly

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Halifax mayor Peter Kelly has offered land, money and various other services for a replica of the Seaview African United Baptist Church.
In 2011 a commemorative church and interpretive centre was constructed as part of, what is now called the Africville Apology.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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The Africville Apology was delivered on February 24, 2010 by Halifax, Nova Scotia for the eviction and eventual destruction of Africville, a Black Nova Scotian community.

A. Murray MacKay Bridge

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Part of Africville is now occupied by a highway interchange that services the A. Murray MacKay Bridge; however, the port development at Fairview Cove did not extend as far east as Africville, leaving the waterfront intact.

Black Canadians

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African Canadian singer songwriter Faith Nolan released an album in 1986 called Africville.

Faith Nolan

African Canadian singer songwriter Faith Nolan released an album in 1986 called Africville.

Joe Sealy

Montreal-born jazz pianist Joe Sealy released a CD of original music, Africville Suite, in 1996.

Canadian hip hop

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Additionally, in 2007, Canadian hip hop group Black Union released a song featuring Maestro about the historic community of Africville.

Maestro (rapper)

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Additionally, in 2007, Canadian hip hop group Black Union released a song featuring Maestro about the historic community of Africville.

Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

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Three years later, in 1989, a historic exhibit about Africville toured across Canada and evolved into a permanent exhibit on display at Nova Scotia's Black Cultural Centre in Preston.

Preston, Nova Scotia

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Three years later, in 1989, a historic exhibit about Africville toured across Canada and evolved into a permanent exhibit on display at Nova Scotia's Black Cultural Centre in Preston.

National Film Board of Canada

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In 1991, the National Film Board of Canada released the documentary film Remember Africville, which received the Moonsnail Award for best documentary at the Atlantic Film Festival.

Atlantic Film Festival

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In 1991, the National Film Board of Canada released the documentary film Remember Africville, which received the Moonsnail Award for best documentary at the Atlantic Film Festival.

George Boyd (playwright)

George Boyd
In 1998, Eastern Front Theatre produced a play by George Boyd, Consecrated Ground, which fictitiously chronicled the Africville eviction.

George Elliott Clarke

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The story of Africville is also a significant influence on the work of George Elliott Clarke.

Heritage Canada

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Also in 2007, Heritage Canada began funding an independently produced documentary Stolen From Africville, written and directed by Canadian activist and performer Neil Donaldson and Sourav Deb.

Eddie Carvery

Former Africville residents such as Eddie Carvery carried out periodic protests at the park throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Nova Scotia New Democratic Party

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In May 2005, New Democratic Party of Nova Scotia MLA Maureen MacDonald introduced a bill in the provincial legislature called the Africville Act.

Member of the Legislative Assembly

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In May 2005, New Democratic Party of Nova Scotia MLA Maureen MacDonald introduced a bill in the provincial legislature called the Africville Act.

Maureen MacDonald

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In May 2005, New Democratic Party of Nova Scotia MLA Maureen MacDonald introduced a bill in the provincial legislature called the Africville Act.

Baptists

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Halifax mayor Peter Kelly has offered land, money and various other services for a replica of the Seaview African United Baptist Church.

Affordable housing

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After the offer was originally made in 2002, the Africville Genealogy Society requested some alterations to the Halifax offer, including additional land and the possibility of building affordable housing near the site.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that the "Halifax Council ratifies Africville apology" and that the Government of Canada would establish a $250,000 Africville Heritage Trust to design a museum and build a replica of the community church.