‘We don’t want our history to be lost’: African Nova Scotian organization digitizes, archives lengthy history (The Star)

The Star: ‘We don’t want our history to be lost’: African Nova Scotian organization digitizes, archives lengthy history. “In hopes of filling in gaps of African Nova Scotian history, the African United Baptist Association and the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia are launching a project to archive and digitize historical AUBA records dating back over 150 years. The AUBA was established in 1854 by Rev. Richard Preston, a former slave from Virginia who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1816. Over the years, the AUBA has served as not just a religious organization, but also as a voice for hundreds of Black families throughout Nova Scotia.”

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