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Remember Africville

Remember Africville

| 35 min

Africville, a small black settlement, lay within the city limits of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In the 1960s, the families who lived there were uprooted and their homes demolished in the name of urban renewal and integration. Now, more than twenty years later, the site of the community of Africville is a stark, under-utilized park. Former residents, their descendants and some of the decision-makers, speak out and, with the help of archival photographs and films, tell the story of that painful relocation.

  • director
    Shelagh Mackenzie
  • producer
    Daryl Gray
    Shelagh Mackenzie
  • executive producer
    Germaine Ying Gee Wong
    Sami Fareed Ahmed
  • camera
    Kent Nason
    André Gariépy
  • sound
    Arthur McKay
  • editing
    Shelagh Mackenzie
    Kent Nason
    Eric Campbell
  • sound editing
    Alex Salter
  • sound mixer
    Howard England
  • narrator
    Delvina Bernard
  • music
    Scott MacMillan


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Ages 13 to 18

Study Guide - Guide 1

Diversity - Black Studies
Diversity - Diversity in Communities
History and Citizenship Education - Issues in Society Today

Great film to use to introduce Black History Month. Assess student's previous knowledge by asking, "what is Africville?" Discuss. After watching the film, have students list the pros and cons of living in Africville. Have students write about what they would do if they were there in 1964 and told to relocate. Hold a mock City Council Meeting to extend the lesson.

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