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Photograph of dump truck driving away on dirt road with boy sitting on roadside

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A street in Africville, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1965

ARCHIVED - Under a Northern Star

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Introduction

Under a Northern Star presents seven unique collections held at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) that document the diverse historical experience of African Canadians. The collections include historical papers that contextualize the life and work of persons who fought against slavery and racism, built settlements, and flourished as early Canadians.

An overview by Dr. Afua Cooper provides insight into the importance of identifying, digitizing and researching these seven collections. A short history for each collection was written by individuals who are intimately connected to the people about whom they write and their stories.

LAC gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Department of Canadian Heritage, whose financial assistance through the Canadian Culture Online Program made this work possible.