The Rev. Richard Preston on horseback, travelling in his ministry from community to community.

This is how most people would have remembered Richard Preston – on horseback and constantly on the move in pioneer Nova Scotia. A former slave, he studied for the ministry in England, where he met and was inspired by the abolitionists. He returned to Nova Scotia determined to help his people. Over the next few decades, he became the single most energetic organizer of Nova Scotia's Black community.

Dr. J.B. Gilpin
History Collection, Nova Scotia Museum

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