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January 15, 1792
January 15, 1992

January 15, 1792

A fleet of fifteen ships left Nova Scotia for Sierra Leone — with Thomas Peters, a former slave, black soldier and leader (1738–1792); Methodist ministers Boston King (the blind preacher) and Moses ‘Daddy’ Wilkson; Baptist preacher David George; and Cato Perkins and a group (1,196) of Black Loyalists. This represented over half the population of Birchtown. David George recorded, “The White people in Nova Scotia were very unwilling that we...
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January 15, 1992

The newly formed, thirty-five member, multicultural Nova Scotia Mass Choir, under the direction of Scott MacMillian, performed their first Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. concert in collaboration with Symphony Nova Scotia. Their repertoire of black gospel music went on to raise awareness of the many cultural contributions of African Nova Scotians to the fabric of Nova Scotia. (Also see The Civil Emergency Corps, January 24, 2015). (Photo: The Nova...
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Binding: Hardback, 192 pages
Publication Date: 13th October 2017
ISBN: 9781459504806 Price: $34.95
Format: 10in x 8in; 300+ colour images
400 Years in 365 Days gives readers a fun, trivia-filled record which reflects the communities and peoples of Nova Scotia spanning the past 400+ years. Illustrating the entries are 300+ visuals including full colour paintings, drawings, photos, and archival objects. This informative and entertaining volume is a great reference book and a great gift for anyone interested in Nova Scotias colourful past and lively present

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LEO J. DEVEAU is an independent librarian-researcher-writer focused on Nova Scotia. On the 150th anniversary of Confederation Leo decided to update, revise and extend Shirley Elliott’s 1979 Nova Scotia Book of Days, resulting in his book 400 Years in 365 Days.