Photo by Ted Grant, courtesy of the National Archives of Canada, exhibition catalogue cover (1989)
Africville: A Spirit that Lives On, A Reflection Project
In 1989, MSVU Art Gallery, the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, and the Africville Genealogical Society collaborated on the exhibition Africville: A Spirit that Lives On. The Exhibition, catalogue, and symposium celebrated the legacy and spirit of Africville and set the benchmark for collaborative,community-driven exhibitions. Today, on the 30th anniversary of the exhibition, the collaborators have reunited and are joined by the Africville Museum, to create a project looking back at the original exhibition and take the opportunity to reflect on what has happened since.