Eddie Carvery was born in Africville. He undertook one of the longest civil rights protests in Canadian history. Beginning in the 1970s, he protested the forced removal of the Africville community in the North End of Halifax in the 1960s. (Also see Africville apology, February 24, 2010.) Carvery’s struggle is chronicled in The Hermit of Africville: The Life of Eddie Carvery by Jon Tattrie (Pottersfield Press).