African Heritage Month

February is African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia! The 2022 African Heritage Month theme, Through Our Eyes: The Voices of African Nova Scotians, recognizes the legacies of people of African descent through first voice, lived realities, and experiences.

The theme highlights that when we listen to others’ perspectives, interpretation, and views on the world, particularly those from marginalized communities, we will gain a more meaningful understanding on how to make our world a better place.

Did you know that Nova Scotia has over 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities with history dating back over 400 years? African Heritage Month provides another opportunity to celebrate and promote the culture, legacy, achievements and contributions of people of African descent in Nova Scotia, past and present. Click here to learn more.

Upcoming Events at CEHPL


African Nova Scotian Affairs

Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

Proud of Our History

The Struggle of Blacks in Cape Breton

El Jones performs her powerful poem for Emancipation Day

Menelik Hall Association – Whitney Pier