Africville was a traditionally Black community in Nova Scotia. In the early 1960s, as part of a program of so-called “urban renewal” and to clear land for industry, the residents of Africville were evicted and forcibly relocated.
The decision to end Africville was made by the largely white municipal government of Halifax. The residents to Africville had their houses and community meeting places demolished, their belongings transported in dump trucks, and many were given no compensation for seized land.
To add insult to injury, the promised aid and relocation programs were not followed through on, leaving many of the former residents destitute. The eviction of Africville is just one example of many of anti-Black racism throughout Canada’s sordid history.
Just another reason to say: Fuck the 150th!