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Collection Documenting More Than 50 years of African Nova Scotian History Available to the Public

12 April, 2017

Documents and newspaper clippings detailing more than 50 years of African diaspora and African Nova Scotian heritage and history will be available for public viewing at the Halifax North Memorial Public Library on Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m.

This event marks the official launch of the Lynn Jones African-Canadian & Diaspora Heritage Collection which Dr. Jones donated to Saint Mary’s University last year. The collection documents the lives of Dr. Lynn Jones, the Jones family and over 50 years of African diasporic and African Nova Scotian heritage and history. A portion of the collection will be on display at the library for the launch.

Key parts of the collection include materials on:

  • civil rights and social justice struggles in Halifax, Canada and beyond
  • Lynn’s career as an athlete, politician, union activist, and work as an election observer for the 1994 South African Presidential election of Nelson Mandela
  • thousands of news clippings, programs, reports and other materials documenting the lives and culture of African Nova Scotians.

The launch of this collection is a community event and all are welcome.

More information on the collection or the launch event.