Dal-led Black history project receives $1M federal investment

April 12, 2021
The Government of Canada has invested $1M in the A Black People’s History of Canada project, which is led by Dalhousie University Professor Dr Afua Cooper. The project will expand education on the history of Black Canadians through the creation of new bilingual materials for elementary and secondary teachers and students. “It is important that all Nova Scotians and all Canadians know the full story of people of African descent in this country — not just one or two names or places,” said Tony Ince, Nova Scotia Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs and Minister responsible for the Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives. “That’s why I’m so thrilled to see Dalhousie University and Canadian Heritage undertaking this historic project.” Dal (NS)