Celebrate African Heritage Month 2020
This year’s African Heritage Month provincial theme, The Ties that Bind: Faith, Family & Community, recognizes the unique bond People of African Decent share through Faith, Family and Community.
To help celebrate African Heritage Month 2020, we have put together a selection of biographies and autobiographies from notable African Nova Scotians, available at your local public library - http://publiclibraries.ns.ca
Notable African Nova Scotians – Biography / Autobiography / Local History
Biography of Mom Suse: Matriarch of the Preston Area Black Communities / Willis, Vivian. Bloomington, Ind.: Authorhouse, c2010.
Black Cop: My 36 Years in Police Work, and My Career-ending Experiences With Official Racism
Burnley "Rocky" Jones: Revolutionary: An Autobiography / Jones, Burnley. Halifax, N.S.: Roseway Publishing, an imprint of Fernwood Publishing, 2016.
Halifax Champion: Black Power in Gloves / Ashe, Robert. Halifax, N.S.: Formac Pub., 2005.
The Hermit of Africville: The Life of Eddie Carvery / Tattrie, Jon. East Lawrencetown, N.S: Pottersfield Press, 2010.
Invisible Shadows: A Black Woman's Life in Nova Scotia / Thomas, Verna. Halifax, N.S.: Nimbus, 2002.
The Life of Boston King: Black Loyalist, Minister and Master Carpenter / King, Boston. Halifax, N.S.: Nimbus Pub. and the Nova Scotia Museum, 2003.
Mayann Francis: An Honourable Life / Francis, Mayann. Halifax, N.S.: Nimbus Publishing, 2019.
Portia White: a portrait in words / words by George Elliott Clarke; art by Lara Martina. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Nimbus Publishing, 2019.
Sister to Courage: Stories From the World of Viola Desmond, Canada's Rosa Parks / Robson, Wanda. Wreck Cove, N.S.: Breton Books, c2010.
They Called Me Chocolate Rocket: The Life and Times of John Paris, Jr., Hockey's First Black Professional Coach / Paris, John. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Formac Publishing Company Limited 2014.
Viola Desmond: Her Life and Times / Reynolds, Graham. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Roseway Publishing, 2018.
Winds of Change: The Life and Legacy of Calvin W. Ruck / Ruck, Lindsay R. East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia: Pottersfield Press, 2014.
Meet Viola Desmond / MacLeod, Elizabeth. Toronto: Scholastic Canada Ltd., c2018.
Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged / Warner, Jody Nyasha. Toronto: Groundwood Books, c2010.
Long Road to Justice - The Viola Desmond Story (documentary) - https://youtu.be/yI00i9BtsQ8
Portia White [videorecording (DVD)]: think on me. Grand Pre, N.S.: Maroon Films, 2000.