Africville Genealogy Society) CLAIRMONT, Donald SAUNDERS, Charles KIMBER, Stephen
Title: Spirit of Africville. First Edition, paperback, with errata slip.
Publisher:  Formac Publishing Company, Halifax, 1992, ISBN:088780084x
Seller ID: 7349
(Africville Genealogy Society). The Spirit of Africville. Selected and Edited by the Africville Genealogy Society with contributions by Donald Clairmont, Stephen Kimber, Bridglal Pachai and Charles Saunders. Halifax : "A Maritext Book, Formac Publishing Company Limited" 1992. First Edition. Pp (7),viiixviii,-124. Double column. Illustrated in colour and b&w. Oblong large 8vo, pale blue card covers. Paperback edition. "For more than 150 years,Africville was home to a community of Nova Scotia black familes. Located o n the shores of the Bedford Basin, Africville was part of the City of Halifax. Central to Africville's life were the church and the school. Working together, residents sought without success to obtain basic services from the municipal government to which they paid their property taxes. In the 1960s Halifax's city government decided to acquire the land and demolish the houses, destroying the community. Most residents opposed this decision, but theCity had its way." - from the cover. Chapters : 1. "A Visit to Africville" by Charles Saunders (and others); 2. "Africville: An Historical Overview" by Donald Clairmont ; 3. "Moving People: Relocation and Urban Renewal" alsoby Clairmont; 4. "The Africville Experience: Lessons for the Future" by St ephen Kimber; 5. "Before Africville: Nova Scotia's Black Settlers" by Bridglal Pachai . Small spot to front, else vg with errata slip verso front cover. 25.00