Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

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Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
Established 1983
Location Cherrybrook, Nova Scotia, Canada
Type Heritage centre
Website www.bccns.com

The Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia is located in Cherrybrook, Nova Scotia, in the Halifax Regional Municipality. The centre is a museum and a library resource centre that focuses on the history and culture of African Nova Scotian. The organization of the Black Cultural Society was incorporated as a charitable organization in 1977 and the centre opened its doors in 1983. With a goal to educate and inspire and to protect, preserve and promote Black culture in Nova Scotia.[1] The centre is located on Trunk 7 at 1149 Main Street.

William Pearly Oliver (1934) - founder of the Black Cultural Centre

The centre holds many events on a weekly basis and is open to the public. The centre also has a permanent display about the former community of Africville.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-29. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  2. ^ "The story of Africville". Archived from the original on 27 July 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 

Coordinates: 44°42′11″N 63°28′19″W / 44.70316°N 63.47189°W / 44.70316; -63.47189