Former President John Mahama and participants of the Universities Studying Slavery Conference on Wednesday visited the Black Cultural Centre (BCC) for Nova Scotia and Africville.
The BCC was established in 1983 to Protect, Preserve and Promote the history and culture of African Nova Scotians. It hosts the rich history of Canada’s oldest and long-standing Black communities.
Africville, on the other hand, used to be the home of the predominantly African Nova Scotian community for more than 150 years. It was, however, razed down, and the Black community was forced to relocate between 1964 to 1970. Africville now hosts a museum in a replica of the Seaview Church, which was razed down together with the people’s residences.
Mahama, accompanied by Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada, HE Anselm Rashford Sowah, will at 11.00 am (Ghana Time) deliver the President’s breakfast keynote at the USS Conference.