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"Telling the Truth" Reflections: Segregated Schools in Nova Scotia

  • LC 2804.2 N6 E92 1992
  • Item
  • 1995

Item is a book written by Doris Evans and Gertrude Tynes that features profiles of Nova Scotia's segregated schools and teachers at those schools, as well as photographs and speeches from the Retired Teachers of Segregated Schools of Nova Scotia's 1990 reunion.

Adult Education Among the Negroes of Nova Scotia

  • PAM 1265
  • Item

Item is a pamphlet that contains an article outlining research that focused on adult education among Black Nova Scotians, including a pilot program that was initiated in New Road, Nova Scotia. It was written by Gwendolyn V. Shand.

Alvinus Calder fonds

  • MG 12.192
  • Fonds
  • 1962

Fonds consists of of an undated autobiography, a travel-logue of a trip to Moscow in 1962, a letter to the editor of a Grenada newspaper concerning that island's economy, a clipping of a speech that Dr. Calder gave on racial prejudice, and a report of the Medical Committee. The fonds also includes an address given by Dr. Calder to St. Andrew's Brotherhood, Sydney, 1950 about racial prejudice.

Calder, Alvinus

Archbishop W.M.E. Robinson

  • 77-892-1026
  • Item
  • 1955

Item is a photograph of the Holy Synod, featuring from left to right, Alderman Chicks Chisholm, City Solicitor Michael Whally, Unknown, Archbishop W.M.E. Robinson, Mayor Tony Gallagher, Rev. Calder and Rev. F. Francis.

Black Population of Sydney

  • T-2207
  • Item

Item is an audio reel featuring a sound recording of Pam Newton interviewing Isabelle Waterman about the Black population of Sydney.

Blacks and West Indians

  • T-2199
  • Item

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Kay (Morrison) Borden being interviewed by Pam Newton about the Blacks and West Indians of Whitney Pier.

Blacks at Whitney Pier

  • T-2104
  • File
  • 1984

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of Neville Gibson, Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford being interviewed by Elizabeth Beaton about the Black population of Whitney Pier.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Biographical information (Neville Gibson)
  • Rev. Phillips founder; White people creating problems for them (Neville Gibson)
  • Problem - St. Cyprians on Henry Street (Neville Gibson)
  • Re-iteration of involvement; Split in Black community (Neville Gibson)
  • The "Brethern" Bible study meetings (Neville Gibson)
  • Land bought by church; Bishop Trotman; History of African Orthodox Church (Neville Gibson)
  • Marcus Garvey; Black Star Line; U.N.I.A. (Neville Gibson)
  • Father lost house; Went to night school (informant); Picnics at Mira; Tennis courts; Menelik Hall (Neville Gibson)
  • Dr. Calder (Neville Gibson)
  • Connection between U.N.I.A. and A.O.C. (Neville Gibson)
  • Cricket Club (Neville Gibson)
  • Marcus Garvey; United Mission; Home and School (Neville Gibson)
  • Discrimination; Black scholarship program; Influence on Stanfield (Neville Gibson)
  • Black Methodist Church (Neville Gibson)
  • Reid Family (Neville Gibson)

Side B:

  • Biographical information; Born 1912; Arthur Stanley Trotman was father (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Robertson from States; One named Jones (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • A.O.C. history; Robertson worked out of church on Henry Street (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Robertson gone by 1924; Trotman had church on Victoria Road; Never a Methodist Church (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Chronology of Priest (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • St. Alban's problems (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Trotman, third bishop of A.O.C. (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Marcus Garvey (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)

Boxer

  • 86-15-16104A
  • Item
  • ca. 1950

Item is a photographic portrait of an unidentified Black boxer.

Boxers

  • 86-15-16104C
  • Item
  • ca. 1950

Item is a photograph that shows an unidentified black boxer fighting another unidentified boxer at a public
boxing match.

Boxers

  • 86-15-16104B
  • Item
  • ca. 1950

Item is a photograph that shows an unidentified black boxer fighting another unidentified boxer at a public
boxing match.

Boxers

  • 86-15-16104D
  • Item
  • ca. 1950

Item is a photograph that shows an unidentified black boxer fighting another unidentified boxer at a public
boxing match.

Canada's Black Battalion No. 2 Construction

  • UA 602 B5 R8
  • Item
  • 1986

Item is a book titled "Canada's Black Battalion No. 2 Construction 1916-1920," written by Calvin W. Ruck. The book provides information about African Canadians who served in World War 1, and highlights their roles and the obstacles that they faced.

Canadian Black Studies

  • FC 106 B5 C3
  • Item
  • 1979

Item is a book containing twenty-three articles related to Black Studies, edited by Dr. Bridglal Pachai.

The following pieces are featured within the book:

  • D.R. Fraser Taylor, "Black Studies: A Canadian Perspective"
  • Jan Carew, "Black Studies: An Afro-American Perspective from Northwestern"
  • Peter Igbonekwu Okeh, "Black Studies: A West African Perspective"
  • Wilson A. Head, "Problems and Prospects for Blacks in the Canadian Mosaic"
  • R. Leighton Hutson, "Black Conciousness is our Culture"
  • James W. St. G. Walker, "Blacks in Context: Black Canadians and the History Curriculum"
  • Ralph E. James, "Concerns about Black Students in Science and Technology"
  • Howard D. McCurdy, "Blacks and Science"
  • Lorris Elliot, "Literary Writings by Blacks in Canada"
  • Vicent D'Oyley "Emerging Canadian Interethnic Issues and Canadian Black Studies"
  • Colin A. Thomson, "White Response to Black Migration to the Prairies, 1908-1912"
  • Jean Luc Gouveia, "The Blacks in Quebec or the Difficulty of Being a Minority Group that is 'Different'"
  • Phillip H Alexander, "Resource Development in Southwestern Ontario"
  • Judith R. Gold, "A Special University Program for Nova Scotian Blacks and Micmacs"
  • Cynthia M. Thomas, "Black Youth and Education"
  • Cherry Paris, "Education and Human Rights"
  • Eleanor Dorrington, "Halifax Outreach Employment Project"
  • Winston S. Ruck, "Nova Scotian Blacks in the Canadian Mosaic: Blacks and Employments"
  • Patricia Skinner, "The Minority Situation in the Antigonish, Guysborough Region"
  • Donald E. Fairfax, "The Black Church and Youth"
  • Wayne Adams, "The Church and the Black Man"
  • Carolyn Thomas, "The Black Church and the Black Woman"
  • Donald D. Skeir, "The African United Baptist Association and the Black Man in Nova Scotia."

Cape Breton Black/West Indian Community Scrapbook

  • SB 151
  • Item
  • 1985

Item is a scrapbook that was compiled for the 200th Anniversary of Sydney celebrations that includes reproductions of photographs, event tickets, and newspaper articles, as well as listings of Black men who served during wartime, and a history of the Black population in Sydney.

Cape Breton Post Weekend Magazine

  • PAM 630
  • Item
  • 1972

Item is an October 7, 1972 issue of the Cape Breton Post Weekend Magazine (Vol. 22, No. 41). The issue featured "The Holy Town Will Have To Take Its Halo Down," a story that outlined racial issues in the Nova Scotia town of Antigonish.

Captain John Parker collection

  • MG 12.50
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1978

Fonds consists of correspondence, papers, scrapbooks referring to ships, shipping, sailing, and items that were of interest to Captain John Parker. Included is a scrapbook that includes information about "Gaelic speaking Blacks" and photographs from a sailing trip to the West Indies.

Parker, John

City of Sydney collection

  • MG 14.27
  • Fonds
  • 1864-

Fonds consists of textual records that were created by the City of Sydney, including city reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, town histories, police reports, and legal documents. Included within the fonds are materials that provide information about Black Nova Scotians living within the city, including voting records, education reports, and town histories.

Dr. Alvinus Calder

  • 83-6312-13612
  • Item
  • ca. 1935

Item is a photograph of Black Nova Scotian doctor Dr. Alvinus Calder standing outdoors at an unknown
location, dressed in suit and tie.

Dr. Alvinus Calder

  • 83-6311-13611
  • Item
  • ca. 1935

Item is a photograph of Black Nova Scotian doctor Dr. Alvinus Calder sitting on the stairs to a home, dressed
in a suit and tie.

Dr. Alvinus Calder

  • 63-6310-13610
  • Item
  • ca. 1935

Item is a photograph of physician Dr. Alvinus Calder standing next to an unidentified building, dressed in a suit and tie.

Elizabeth Beaton-Planetta fonds

  • MG 12.198
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2005

Fonds consists of papers that reflect Elizabeth Beaton's work at the Beaton Institute and personal academic research. The materials included cover a wide variety of topics concerning Cape Breton history, especially ethnicity. Beaton's work contains extensive research on Whitney Pier's West Indian and Ukrainian population.

Beaton, Elizabeth Dr.

Ethnic Culture in Industrial Cape Breton

  • T-871
  • File
  • 1977

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of a C.B.I. Radio interview with John Nicholson describing ethnic culture in Industrial Cape Breton.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Ethnic groups in Cape Breton Industrial Area: Why various groups came to the Island
  • Only blacks were recruited...
  • Rural Cape Bretoners came to industrial area for employment
  • Why different ethnic groups settled in specific areas
  • People remain in the old areas because of kinship
  • No hostilities among ethnic groups
  • Importance of Church and Church Hall
  • Problems were caused from outside
  • The role of unionism
  • Intermarriage
  • Role of the church in keeping groups together
  • Two distinct groups of Blacks
  • Compares Cape Breton ethnic groups to the Jewish people going to Israel

Side B:

  • Metropolitan character of Cape Breton ethnic groups
  • Future of these groups depends on economic development
  • Cape Bretoners are interested in their ethnic roots
  • They are different because everyone was allowed to retain their identity
  • Contributions of the ethnic groups to Cape Breton
  • Indians and Pakistanis have no problems settling here
  • Federal policies on multiculturalism
  • Cape Breton is as separate from Nova Scotia as it is from the rest of Canada
  • How ethnic Cape Bretoners see themselves (rarely as Nova Scotians)

History of the Black Immigrants in Cape Breton, Social Life, etc.

  • T-351
  • Item
  • 1972

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Mrs. Betty Lynch interviewing Winston Ruck about Cape Breton's Black community.

Track listing is as follows:

  • Biographical sketch
  • Did all Black immigrants who came to C.B. stay?
  • Social life of Black community
  • Genealogical background of Mr. Ruck
  • Ancient Order of Forresters
  • Position in Union
  • Cosmo Club

Informal Religion

  • T-559
  • Item
  • 1985

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of a speech presented by Reverend Vincent Waterman at St. Philip's African Orthodox Church to the Friends of Whitney Pier that outlines the history of the Church.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • History of A.O.C. priests, problems, establishment, etc.; Pier not an "ethnic ghetto," Synod in Pier
  • Trained by American Catholic Church, Endich Theological Seminary
  • Commitment to A.O.C.
  • Majority of Blacks belong to either United or Anglican or Catholic Churches
  • More support from whites, negative defeatist attitude in Sydney
  • Need for pride in community
  • Informal religion and A.O.C.
  • Father came in 1940
  • Sunday very important day, always dress up for church

Side B:

  • Christmas preparations, food and customs
  • Sermons based on gospel
  • Holy days
  • Christmas celebrations
  • Women in church
  • Prayers
  • Superstition, preach good behaviours, no African Methodist Episcopalian Churches in Nova Scotia
  • Brought up very strict
  • Awareness of African Heritage
  • Food was very important, West Indian dishes
  • Linguistics, dialects
  • Further from Cuba, mother from Antigua
  • Many left A.O.C.; Very discouraging at times

Interview with Dr. Leo Bertley (UNIA Montreal)

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of of Dr. Leo W. Bertley of the United Negro Improvement Association discussing the organization and its history in Cape Breton.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Came to Cape Breton in 1974 to do research, C.B. U.N.I.A. people involved
  • Thesis to be controlled into book
  • U.N.I.A. not a West Indian organization, people of African descent tied together
  • Marcus Garvey, here on way to England
  • A.O.C. in Pier, Bishop MacGuire, U.N.I.A., tried to make A.O.C. established church of organization
  • Dr. Alvinus Calder, first president of organizations; W.E. Robertson was a later Bishop
  • Phillis Family
  • Sydney had three associations; West Indian and Black characteristics

Side B:

  • Various backgrounds, several different organizations; West Indians importance of education; Dr. Bentley's other interests
  • A.O.C. has only one church in Canada and it's in Whitney Pier, do not want to be called Africans
  • Marcus Garvey stressed the importance of maintaining archives
  • Bentley met Garvey's son

Members of the Pride of Sydney Lodge

  • 84-14-16103
  • Item
  • 1 March, 1955

Item is a photograph of the members of the Pride of Sydney Lodge that was published in the Cape Breton Post in March, 1955.

Members are identified as follows: Front row, left to right: Vernal Tull, Evelyne Brathwaite, L.K.; Lucious
Jackson, P.E.R., Grand Organizer; Leonard Arthur, Exalted Ruler; George Ford, L.K.; Harold Kirton, L.K..
Back Row, left to right: Wakefield Harris, Inner Guard; Canon George A. Francis, Chaplain; Harold Best,
Treasurer; Ralph Hedley, Tyler; Henry Marsh, P.E.R.

Mrs. Mary Best Interview by Toby Morrison

  • T-2191
  • Item
  • 1985

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Mrs. Mary Best being interviewed by Toby Morris about the Ukrainian culture and her marriage to a West Indian man.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Austrian-Hungarian background; Family moved to Sydney in 1930; Ukrainian-Polish neighbourhood, easy to get by without speaking English
  • Nuns were tolerant of problems facing immigrant children; Greek Orthodox went to Holy Ghost Church
  • Ukrainian festive traditions (Easter and Christmas)
  • Father experienced discrimination at open hearth, died in plant accident
  • Importance of education; Went to grade eight
  • Married West Indian, description of West Indian Culture

Side B:

  • Importance of Ukrainian language, taught at Ukrainian Hall; Loss of traditions
  • Job at Tea Gardens
  • All children born at home with a local woman as a midwife, old time remedies, doctors occasionally called
  • Homemade wines, livestock
  • Old people were good neighbours, multi-ethnic neighbourhood
  • Christmas - very holy; Food centre of celebration; Peanuts and walnuts hidden in straw
  • Baptisms were popular celebrations; Parents strict in enforcing Ukrainian language
  • Loss of Ukrainian language, spoken in stores
  • Women expected to get married and raise children
  • Crime was not a problem; no discrimination of prejudice

New Waterford Three Score and Ten: Seventy Years of Civic History

  • FC 2349 N48 B6
  • Item
  • 1983

Item is a book edited by Ted Boutilier that outlines the history of New Waterford, as of its 70th anniversary in 1983. It features information about community institutions, culture, organizations, and recreation, and includes a section titled "The First Black Men to Settle in New Waterford."

Nova Scotian Blacks: An Historical and Structural Overview

  • F 5221 N4 C43
  • Item
  • 1970

Item is a copy of Nova Scotian Blacks: An Historical and Structural Overview by Donald H. Clairmont (Dalhousie University) and Dennis W. Magill (University of Toronto). The study focuses on the issues of poverty and marginalization among Nova Scotian Blacks.

Only the Shadows Remain: Ethnic History of Whitney Pier

  • Item
  • 1980

Item is a report that features information about the Black, Jewish, Newfoundland and Eastern European communities in Whitney Pier. The report pays special attention to issues faced by the Black Quarter, including racism and out-migration, and features population statistics for the years 1961-1980. Part of the report also focuses on the establishment of St. Philip's African Orthodox Church (1921).

Paul MacEwan fonds

  • MG 9.30
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1998

Fonds consists of the personal materials of Paul MacEwan, founder and leader of the Cape Breton Labour Party from 1982-1987 and former member of the Nova Scotia Legislature for Cape Breton Nova from 1970-2003. Included is correspondence, subjects files concerning healthcare and agriculture, press releases, and papers related to the New Democratic Party and Cape Breton Labour Party.

MacEwan, Paul

People of the Maritimes: Blacks

  • FC 2050 B6 P33 1987
  • Item
  • 1987

Item is a copy of Bridglal Pachai's book People of the Maritimes: Blacks. The book contains information about the origins of the Maritimes' Black population, their history in the area, descriptions of some prominent individuals and institutions, and the problems and prospects that this population faced during the 1980s.

Pictoral on Black History, Nova Scotia

  • PAM 2012
  • Item
  • 1974

Item is a pamphlet that features illustrated biographies of influential Black Nova Scotian individuals and groups, including Colonel Stephen Bluck, William Hall, Sam Langford and the Maroons.

Rev. England

  • 84-158-14258
  • Item
  • 1925

Item is a photograph of Reverend England of St. Cyprian's Anglican Church, Whitney Pier. Rev. England was
West Indian and served a congregation of mainly West Indian Blacks.

Seymour's Senators, Sydney Little League

  • 84-01-14101
  • Item
  • ca. 1951

Item is an Abbass Studios photograph of members of the Seymour's Senators, a Sydney Little League team. Identified from left to right are Joe "Whirly" Worrell, Alvin Daniels, Hubert Crawford, Tom Miller, R. Callander, and C. Boucher.

Abbass Studios Ltd.

Steel Plant Interview with Blair Caum

  • T-2347
  • Item
  • 1989

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Blair Caum being interviewed by Fulton Rhymes about the Sydney Steel Plant.

Steel Plant Interview with John Mackley

  • T-2346
  • Item
  • 1989

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of John Mackley being interviewed by Fulton Rhymes about the Sydney Steel Plant.

Sterling Assistance Depot: Black Research of the Sterling Area of Glace Bay

  • Item
  • 1976

Item is a report that was created by Wilma MacLean with the support of the Sterling Assistance Depot that outlines a history of the Black population of that area and presents information about housing, education, employment, and community organizations (such as the United Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League).

Sydney History and Misc. Topics

  • T-76
  • Item
  • 1969

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Sister Margaret Beaton and Mrs. A.C. Day interviewing Mrs. Emily Chapman about her experience in Sydney. Mrs. Chapman speaks about the cause that the Jubilee Singers supported.

Track listing is as follows:

  • Introduction of Mrs. Emily (Kendall) Chapman
  • Where did the Kendalls come from?
  • Where did Dr. Kendall practice medicine?
  • Where did Dr. Kendall study medicine?
  • Did you have an allowance when you were young?
  • Have you any interesting stories about your father's career?
  • What part did you father play in the Bill for Workman's Compensation Act in 1898?
  • Mrs. Chapman gives very interesting stories of her father. She told of many strange incidents.
  • Sick calls made by Dr. Kendall. The hardships of travel to these homes and the poverty of the people when he arrived.
  • Is it true that your father did an amputation on a kitchen table out in the country?
  • Mrs. Day asks about the story of the $5.
  • Your mother must have been a marvellous and charitable woman.
  • She could never have tea because she would have nothing to serve.
  • "A funny story about my father..."
  • Who was your mother?
  • I ave the loveliest memories of my whole life at Crawley's Creek.
  • Tell us about your social life as a young girl.
  • What do you remember of the theatre in Sydney?
  • Who were the Jubilee Singers? They tried to make money to help the Negroes.
  • What was the story of Sir Wilfred Laurier and you?
  • What about local talent?
  • Duke of Kent, interesting story about him.
  • Mrs. Day asks, "Did Dr. Kendall get even a small pension from the city?"
  • "You asked me about the old Orange Hall.."

The Black Community in Cape Breton

  • T-799
  • Item
  • 1977

Item consists of an audio reel that features a sound recording of C.B.I. Radio's Bill Doyle interviewing Ed Parris about Cape Breton's Black community.

Track listing is as follows:

  • Black culture in Cape Breton; His parents came from Barbados
  • Most blacks in Cape Breton came from West Indies but origin was Africa
  • Discrimination today
  • The African Orthodox Church
  • Close contact kept with relatives in West Indies
  • Ethnic food and music
  • Black culture will get stronger, young people are organizing
  • Intermarriage; His wife is white, no problems
  • The role of the media
  • Parents are influential in the Black community
  • Black United Front
  • George Maxwell, a Black man who spoke Gaelic
  • The television show "Roots" and its affect on Black culture
  • Hidden prejudice, it cannot be proven
  • Discrimination in employment, law

The Black Identity in Nova Scotia: Community and Institutions in Historical Perspective

  • PAM 2615
  • Item
  • 1985

Item is a pamphlet that contains the transcript of a lecture, "The Black Identity in Nova Scotia," that was presented by Dr. James Walker at the Second Anniversary celebration of the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia, 17 September, 1985. The lecture describes the origin and development of black community identity in Nova Scotia.

The Black Man: A Monthly Magazine of Negro Thought and Opinion

  • PAM 2549
  • Item
  • 1938

File consists of two issues of "The Black Man: A Monthly Magazine of Negro Thought and Opinion." The magazine was edited by Marcus Garvey, founder and president-general of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (U.N.I.A.), of London, England, and these issues feature transcripts of speeches that were given by Mr. Garvey at Bethel Church, Halifax, and Menelik Hall, Sydney. These speeches outline the work that has been completed by the U.N.I.A..

The Blacks of Whitney Pier

  • T-2083
  • File
  • 1983

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of Vernon Tull being interviewed by Elizabeth Beaton about the Black population in Whitney Pier.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Genealogical sketch
  • Early African Orthodox Church in Cape Breton
  • Religions practised by West Indians before the African Orthodox Church
  • Building Church
  • Archdeacon Phillips
  • Succession of priests and wardens
  • Keeping the records of the church
  • Discussion of architectural changes
  • Discussion of the different features of the Church
  • Financial Support Systems for the Church
  • Musical bands in the community

Side B:

  • War experiences
  • Early people who contributed to community
    i-30- The African Orthodox Church and young people
  • Connection to United Mission
  • Mendelek Hall, Dr. Calder
  • Traditional Barbaian music
  • Cricket teams at Whitney Pier pre 1941
  • Traditional foodways
  • William Fitzgerald; owned much property at the Pier

The Condition of the Negroes of Halifax City, Nova Scotia

  • PAM 1266
  • Item
  • 1962

Item is a pamphlet that contains the results of a study completed by the Dalhousie University Institute of Public Affairs that examined the population distribution, socio-economic condition, and educability of African Nova Scotians living in the Halifax area in 1959.

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