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WEB: African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery & Abolition

In honour of the United Nations' designation of 2004 as the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle Against Slavery and Its Abolition, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management is proud to present

African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition
www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/africanns

WWW users worldwide now have an exciting new way to find out about African Nova Scotian history. A virtual exhibit and online resource providing access to a wide variety of documentary sources, including government documents, letters, newspaper articles, maps and works of art. Includes a fully searchable database containing names of about 5000 African American immigrants who came to Nova Scotia in 1783 and 1815-16. Also a virtual exhibit featuring photographs of early black settlements
and descendants of original settlers, 1880-1955.

Margaret Campbell
Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management
902-424-6076
E-mail: campbemj@gov.ns.ca