Join Amanda Carvery-Taylor (photographer and community builder) as she shares her collection of original photography and oral histories about Africville in her book: A Love Letter to Africville (Fernwood Publishing). These stories of love and joy go beyond the stories of pain that are normally part of the narratives around Africville.
Using Amanda’s work, and her methods, you too can tell new stories about community using the words, experiences, and photographs about community Elders. This conversation, and book, is an essential companion to any teaching about Africville, as well as a love letter to the concept of community itself.
Helpful LinksMore information here:
Africville – Canadian Encyclopedia
The Story of Africville – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Africville: A Story of Environmental Racism” – NiCHE Canada
Africville: The Black community bulldozed by the city of Halifax – Historica Canada (Video)
“Remembering Africville” from the National Film Board of Canada
Additional ArchivesCheck our other resources here:
Gone but Never Forgotten: Bob Brooks’ Photographic Portrait of Africville in the 1960s – Nova Scotia Archives
Africville: Source Guide – Halifax Municipal Archives
Africville: Oral History – Library and Archives Canada
Unedited footage of meeting to discuss proposed road through Africville – CBC Digital Archive (Video)