Richard Preston died (b. 1791). He was a religious leader (ordained on May 19, 1832) and abolitionist. He escaped slavery in Virginia to become an important leader for the African Nova Scotian community and in the international struggle against slavery (the community of Preston, Nova Scotia, was named after him). He was the founder of the Cornwallis Street United Baptist Church in 1832. (Image: Richard Preston. Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia).