Black Voices Matter
In 2015, our Foundation collaborated with the Black Halifax Collective, a number of poets, spoken word artists and actors, and the Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute in an innovative, interactive multidisciplinary project that celebrates the rich history and culture of the vibrant Black community that has flourished here since the 1700s.
BlackHalifax.com presents a series of thirteen video vignettes written and performed by Black poets, writers and actors that dig into personalities, sites, and events of historic significance to the African Nova Scotian community. All of the writing is original and it sparkles. These are Black Voices telling Black Stories in a powerfully engaging way.
Here are four videos that, taken together, are a fine introduction to this exciting project:
Thomas Peters: Written and performed by Valerie Mason-John
William Hall: Written and performed by Jacob Sampson
15 Ships to Sierra Leone: Written and Performed by Afua Cooper
Richard Preston: Written and performed by George Elliot Clarke
Watch all thirteen videos at BlackHalifax.com