Africville Park

Local nameAfricville Park
LocationHalifax, Canada

Africville was a small community located on the southern shore of Bedford Basin, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, which existed from the early 1800s to the 1960s, and has been continually occupied from 1970 to the present through a protest on the grounds. Africville is now a commemorative site with a museum. The community has become an important symbol of Black Canadian identity, as an example of the "urban renewal" trend of the 1960s that razed similarly racialized neighbourhoods across Canada, and the struggle against racism.

Africville was founded by Black Nova Scotians from a variety of origins. Many of the first settlers were former slaves from the United States, Black Loyalists who were freed by the Crown during the American Revolutionary War and War of 1812.During the 20th century, Halifax neglected the community, refusing to implement simple services like roads, water, and sewage.

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Address 5694 Africville Rd, B3K, Canada

Coordinates 44°40'28.862" N -63°37'7.547" E

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