Dr. Afua Cooper, current chair

Dr. Cooper's mandate is to help advance the field of black Canadian studies and to foster an understanding of the cultural diversity of black Canadians through teaching, research, publications, national networks and presentations.

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A Black Woodcutter at Shelburne Nova Scotia

This watercolour sketch by Captain William Booth, Corps of Engineers, is the earliest known image of an African Nova Scotian. He was probably a resident of Birchtown.

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Historical presence of African Nova Scotians

Richard Pierpont: "Telling the Missing Stories of The War of 1812."

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Active Research in Black Canadian History

Dr. Cooper conducts research that draws from the fields of history, literature, women's studies, creative writing, and African studies. Pictured here is a house in North Preston in 1934

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Summer time festivals

JCANS CARIBBEAN DIAPSORA MULTICULTURAL EVENT PROGRAM

HALIFAX COMMONS MONDAY, AUGUST 04, 2014  

HOURS: 12: PM- 8:00PM

SPORTING EVENTS: 12.00 PM - 2.00 PM

Interactive Games Competition  - Sack Race  -Three legged Race  - Tug-O-War  - Limbo Stick  - Egg and Spoon Race - Sprinting  - Soccer -Hula Hoop, Sedan Chair  - Foul shooting

FUN ACTIVITIES AND GAMES for CHILDREN: 12:00 PM - 6:00  

ADULT BOARD AND CARD GAMES:  12:00 PM - 6:00                               

EDUCATIONAL BOOTH:  1:00PM – 6:00 PM

“Contributions of People of Caribbean Heritage to Nova Scotia”

OPENING CEREMONY and ENTERTAINMENT: 2:30 PM – onwards

In the News

Anti-Colonial, Feminist, Anti-Racist, Pan-Africanist Champion of Good Causes by Lisa Tomlinson

Black cultural critics often acknowledge and celebrate Black political and cultural figures in the same vein, that is, without making a distinction between the cultural and political. Not surprisingly, creative work by male cultural and political advocates is more likely to dominate the list than that of their women counterparts.   READ MORE