A historic north-end Halifax park will officially be renamed Africville on Friday. The renaming is part of a deal reached between the city and the Africville Genealogy Society in 2010.
Future plans for Africville include a church museum, expected to open in the fall, and an interpretative centre.
Africville was the name of the tight-knit black community on the shores of Bedford Basin that was razed in the 1960s in the name of urban renewal. The Africville Genealogy Society at http://www.africville.ca provides a history of the genealogical society, a gallery of old photographs from Africville, and many stories of former residents.
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