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Exposing the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children

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As a social worker and educator, and as a person with relatives and friends who are former residents, Wanda Lauren Taylor is well positioned to write The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children: The Hurt, the Hope, and the Healing.

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Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery

in #82 Winter 2016/Excerpts/History/Non-fiction by

“Redemption Song” is one of the greatest hymns composed by humanity. And it was born in Nova Scotia.

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Trudi Johnson’s Book Tour

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Stories of young women, girls really, who left so much behind and took a huge risk

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Lesley Choyce remembers Maxine Tynes, the “People’s Poet of Canada”

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Tynes’ work illuminated the importance of a Black heritage that had been marginalized

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Voices across centuries

in #76 Fall 2014/Features by

Documentary film maker Sylvia D. Hamilton’s new poetry collection turns her lens on the histories of Black Nova Scotians Sylvia D. Hamilton is a Gemini-winning Nova Scotian filmmaker and writer with an abiding interest in understanding history, especially Black history, and bringing that understanding to her audience. Her films include: Black Mother Black Daughter; Speak It! From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia; Portia White: Think On Me; and The Little Black School House. Hamilton is an assistant professor at the University of King’s College in Halifax. And I Alone…

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