NS Archives: "Return of schools in the County of Digby for the year ended the 30th Nov. 1838" Conway/Jordantown/Acaciaville (Digby Area) Present-day Digby was first known as Brindleytown. Thomas Peters was a community leader in the Digby area whose influence also extended throughout Nova Scotia and into New Brunswick. Born in Africa, enslaved in North Carolina, Peters escaped to Nova Scotia as part of the Black Loyalist migration. He was instrumental in making the Sierra Leone experience a reality. Peters had previously petitioned the British government to stand by their promise to allot appropriately sized land lots to Black Loyalists and former Black soldiers. Having witnessed no change for the better in government allotment procedures, Peters continued his campaign against the government. He was given three options, which included relocation for those willing to move to Sierra Leone. In January 1792, Peters, along with about 1,200 other African Nova Scotians, set out for Sierra Leone, West Africa. Source: African Nova Scotian Tourism Guide Historical Black Settlements in Nova Scotia (Google Map)


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