Africville, “Don’t Drink the Water”

Africville in the 1960s, a neglected community without services on the edge of Halifax

Africville was a small, neglected Black community on the outskirts of Halifax in the 1960s. Though the City of Halifax refused to provide basic services and the community was poor, some 400 people had made a home there for nearly a century and a half.

Bob Brooks
Nova Scotia Archives
c. 1965
Africville, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
1989-468, box 16. Neg. sheet 6, image 31
© 2008, Nova Scotia Archives. All Rights Reserved.

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