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.

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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
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