POET LAUREATE READING – January 24th @ Halifax Central Library


Halifax’s Poet Laureate, Afua Cooper shares her aspirations for the role of poet laureate and discusses her poetic interests with fellow poet, Sue Goyette at the Halifax Central Library on January 24th, 2019. Dr. Afua Cooper, cross-appointed to the Departments of History and Sociology & Social Anthropology and the most recent James R. Johnston Chair … Continue reading POET LAUREATE READING – January 24th @ Halifax Central Library

15 Ships to Sierra Leone


In 1792, Black Loyalists become the first freed slaves to return to Africa. In January of 1792, 1,100 Black Loyalists sailed in 15 ships from Halifax Harbour to Sierra Leone where they founded Freetown. These people were the first large group of former slaves ever to return to Africa. Many descendants of these families still … Continue reading 15 Ships to Sierra Leone

Maroon and Mi’kmaq : An International Indigenous Symposium


Highlights of a symposium which took place at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University (November 4-5, 2013): “Maroon and Mi’kmaq: An International Indigenous Exchange.” “Maroon and Mi’kmaq” brought several prestigious speakers (Chief Misel Joe, Colonel Frank Lumsden and Dr. Afua Cooper) to Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, to participate in a symposium about Indigenous issues. “Documenting Presence” boasts … Continue reading Maroon and Mi’kmaq : An International Indigenous Symposium