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The history of the African Nova Scotian community dates back over 400 years. African Nova Scotians are a vibrant, brilliant and Loving people. Explore the many communities and...Make the Connection!

Maroon Hill

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Formerly the small community of Boydville, settled by Christian Maroons who relocated to Sierra Leone with the larger group of Maroons in 1800.

Maroon Hill
Maroon Hill, Nova Scotia
Canada

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River Hebert

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River Hebert
River Hebert, Nova Scotia B0M
Canada

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Melville Island

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The complex on Melville Island was a holding place for enemy prisoners during various periods throughout its existence.

Melville Island
Melville Island, Nova Scotia
Canada

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Isaac's Harbour

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As you travel along Highway 7 from Dartmouth towards Guysborough you will pass Isaac’s Harbour, which is named for Isaac Webb, an early Black settler in the community.

Isaac's Harbour
Isaac's Harbour, Nova Scotia B0H
Canada

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Granville Ferry

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Come view the commemorative plaque to Rev. Richard Preston, founder of the African United Baptist Association in 1854.

Granville Ferry
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S
Canada

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Five Mile Plains

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Early enslaved African settlers arrived with New England Planters from Rhode Island, who took over lands following the expulsion of the Acadians (1755).

Five Mile Plains
Five Mile Plains, Nova Scotia B0N
Canada

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Tidnish

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Tidnish
Tidnish, Nova Scotia B0L
Canada

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Springhill

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Springhill is a town steeped in the coal-mining tradition.

Springhill
Springhill, Nova Scotia B0M
Canada

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New Glasgow

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Most of the inhabitants of this town are descended from settlers who arrived in the province in the mid-to-late 1700s.

New Glasgow
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H
Canada

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Greenville

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A seven-minute drive from Yarmouth you will find the Black community of Greenville, which was originally settled as Salmon River in 1820.

Greenville
Greenville, Nova Scotia B0W
Canada

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