Education Resources for Heritage Day

The Out Home Africville Education Kit




Public Library Resources:

The list of materials below, including books, videos and other resources, are available through public libraries across Nova Scotia. This list is available as a PDF.

Please consult your local public library for further resources that are available -


  • Africville: The Life and Death of a Canadian Black Community / Donald H. Clairmont and Dennis William Magill. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 1999.
  • Africville: A Spirit That Lives On / A collaboration of the Art Gallery, Mt. St. Vincent University, the Africville Genealogy Society, the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia and the National Film Board. Halifax, N.S.: The Art Gallery, Mt. St. Vincent University, c1989.
  • The Hermit of Africville: The Life of Eddie Carvery / Jon Tattrie. East Lawrencetown, N.S.: Pottersfield Press, 2010.
  • Nova Scotia's Lost Communities: The Early Settlements That Helped Build the Province / Joan Dawson. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Nimbus Publishing, 2018.
  • Razing Africville: A Geography of Racism / Jennifer J. Nelson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, c2008.
  • Righting Canada's Wrongs - Africville: An African Nova Scotian Community Is Abolished and Fights Back / Gloria Ann Wesley. Toronto: J. Lorimer & Co., c2019.
  • The Spirit of Africville / selected and edited by the Africville Genealogy Society; with contributions by Donald Clairmont ... [et al.]. Halifax, N.S.: Formac Pub., c2010.


  • Africville My Home / Leslie Carvery. [Halifax, NS]: Leslie Carvery, c2016
  • Africville: A Novel. by Colvin, Jeffrey. Canada : HarperCollins, 2019.
  • Big town: a novel of Africville / Stephens Gerard Malone. Halifax, N.S.: Nimbus Publishing, c2011.
  • Consecrated Ground: A Play / George Elroy Boyd. Winnipeg: Blizzard, 1999.


  • Africville / Shauntay Grant; pictures by Eva Campbell. Toronto: Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2018.
  • Africville: an African Nova Scotian community is abolished and fights back / Gloria Ann Wesley. Toronto:
  • J. Lorimer & Co., c2019.
  • The Children of Africville / Christine Welldon. Halifax, NS: Nimbus Pub., c2013.
  • Last days in Africville / Dorothy Perkyns. Vancouver: Beach Holme Pub., 2003.


  • Africville [videorecording (DVD)]: Can't Stop Now. [Dartmouth, N.S.]: Africville Productions, c2009.
  • Africville suite [sound recording] / Joe Sealy. Toronto: Sea Jam, p1996.
  • Remember Africville [videorecording] / National Film Board of Canada. [Montreal]: NFB (English Program, Atlantic Centre), 1991.