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Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y , Canada
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Dartmouth

Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y , Canada

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Like its sister city Halifax, Dartmouth has had a long history of en masse waves of immigration from the continent of Africa.

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Like its sister city Halifax, Dartmouth has had a long history of en masse waves of immigration from the continent of Africa. Among the first were the Black Loyalists, 1782–1785, many of whom homesteaded in 18th-century Preston until 1792, when they relocated to Sierra Leone, West Africa.
Next came the Trelawney Maroons. These courageous people evaded capture by the British in their Jamaican homeland and relocated in Nova Scotia to be free of aggression against them.

Following a few years of unrest and dissatisfaction with Nova Scotian society, the majority of the Maroons, like the Loyalists before them, left for Sierra Leone in 1800.

The final wave of immigration occurred when Chesapeake Bay-area Blacks left the United States following the War of 1812. Arriving in Nova Scotia in 1813, they put down roots in the core of the city on Crichton Avenue, Park Avenue, Prince Albert Road, Commercial Street, and Victoria Road. Others settled in Preston on the homesteads vacated by the Loyalists and Maroons.

Source:
African Nova Scotian Tourism Guide
Historical Black Settlements in Nova Scotia (Google Map)

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Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y , Canada
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Additonal Toursim Resources
African Nova Scotian Directory - Google Local Guide
African Nova Scotian Tourism Guide
Africville Story Map
Destination Liberty: Your guide to Black Historic Travel Destinations in Nova Scotia
Historical Black Settlements in Nova Scotia (Google Map)
Jamaican Maroons in Halifax: A Black Canadian History Guide
Nova Scotia Toursim: Discover African Nova Scotia

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