COMMONS
REAL ESTATE #2 – The Last Man in Africville
Africville was one of Canada’s oldest Black settlements, a proud community of more than 400 people. And then the City of Halifax decided to utterly obliterate it.

Support us at commonspodcast.com

 

Africville was one of Canada’s oldest Black settlements, a proud community of more than 400 people. And then the City of Halifax decided to utterly obliterate it. There was one man who simply refused to leave. Eddie Carvery may not have been the best man for the job. But for half a century, he has never stopped fighting for his home. 

Featured in this episode: Eddie Carvery, Jon Tattrie

 

To learn more:

The Hermit of Africville: The Life of Eddie Carvery by Jon Tattrie

Remember Africville by Shelagh Mackenzie

 

Additional music from Audio Network

This episode is sponsored by Images Festival and Dispatch Coffee

May 12, 2021
More from this series
Stuart Langridge was a model soldier. But when he ended his life after returning from Afghanistan, his parents began to ask questions about what had happened to their son. Instead of giving them answers, the Canadian military went to war against them.
June 22, 2022
Despite repeated denials by senior government and military officials, there’s evidence that many Canadians knew they were sending Afghans to be tortured.
June 8, 2022
Why did so many Afghans join with the Taliban during the years that Canada was fighting in Kandahar?
May 25, 2022
Operation Medusa has become the most celebrated battle in recent Canadian history. It was hailed as a stroke of military genius that may have vanquished the Taliban once and for all.
May 11, 2022
All of a sudden, they see a blast, and chaos surrounds them. What happens next would change their lives—and the Canadian military—forever.
April 27, 2022
In the months after 9/11, Canadian special forces were participating in secret operations at the behest of some of the most sinister men in Afghanistan.
April 13, 2022
The true story of the end of one of the forever wars through the eyes of the people who were there.
March 30, 2022
The war stories that Canada wants you to forget
March 25, 2022
all podcasts arrow All Podcasts
COMMONS