Africville (Episode 1): re:LOCATION: How Uprooted Communities Fight to Survive Series
Catalogue Number: SVP501
Producer: Sound Venture
Subject: Black History, Canadian History, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Current Events, Documentary, Guidance, History, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2021
Running Time: 28:49
In Africville, its troubled past and the turbulent present dynamically coalesce to spotlight a community that has remained strong and resilient in the face of overwhelming racism and injustice.
Africville, the once vibrant, prosperous and self-sustaining community that took pride in its own church, post office, school and brightly painted houses, has now come to represent the oppression and racism faced by Black Canadians and the efforts to right historic wrongs.
The history of the African-Canadian village with origins dating back to the late 1700’s is well-documented, but in light of the Black Lives Matter protests that swept the world in the spring of 2020, there is a renewed sense of urgency to revisit Africville and document its living history. We’ll hear from the original residents of Africville who witnessed the destruction of their homes and livelihood in the name of ‘urban renewal’ during the1960s, and their children and grandchildren who continue to fight for equality and justice.
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