Celebrating Black History Month

Every February, we make the important time to celebrate and honour African Nova Scotians and Canadians. We do this by sharing stories. One story I like to read aloud to my students is called L​ast Days of Africville​ by Dorothy Perkyns. L​ast Days of Africville​ is a realistic fiction set in the 1960s in the community of Africville near the Bedford Basin in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Using history as a way to educate and move forward is a step in the right direction. It also coincides with our quest for Truth and Reconciliation for all groups who have struggled. When we know better, we can do better.