Each February, African Heritage Month honours the legacy of Black Canadians. The theme of this year’s African Heritage Month is “Ties that Bind: Faith, Family and Community,” which acknowledges the essential traits that sustain the strength, resiliency, and togetherness of the African Nova Scotian community. Falling under the “Recognition” pillar of the International Decade for People of African Descent, African Nova Scotian Affairs chose this theme to “recognize the important contributions of people of African descent, while also acknowledging the long-standing prejudices and unfair treatment endured for generations.”
To learn more about African Heritage Month and how it is celebrated in Nova Scotia, click here.
To help celebrate African Heritage Month 2020, African Nova Scotian Affairs worked with public libraries to put together a selection of biographies and autobiographies from notable African Nova Scotians, view the list here.
For a list of events celebrating African Heritage Month, click here.