The Society

North-end Halifax street to be

named Africville Road

Halifax News Net
Mon. Aug 3, 2009

A North End Halifax road will receive a significant honour on July 31 when it is renamed in recognition of the historic community of Africville.

In a July 31 ceremony during the opening day of the annual Africville
celebrations, Service Road will receive its new name, Africville Road

Africville Geneological Society spokesman Irvine Carvery, who spent his
early boyhood in Africville, said the event holds national
significance.

“The name Africville speaks to the former residents and their
descendants about home, a place where their ancestors celebrated life in
a close-knit community that remains an indelible part of the city’s
history,” said Mr. Carvery. “The renaming of the road that once led
to Africville will allow generations to come to feel a tangible
connection to their roots and a sense of belonging.”

Mayor Kelly, members of Halifax Regional Council, and other special
guests will join former Africville residents and their descendants for
the name change ceremony.

“I look forward to marking this special day, which represents a small
but significant step toward appropriate recognition of Africville, a
community that once stood on the shores of Bedford Basin and still
remain in the hearts of many.”

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