Where was one of the first black communities in Canada established?
The Black community
After the American Revolution, thousands of Loyalists fled the United States to settle in Nova Scotia, including 3,500 blacks. They were promised grants of land which, in practice, few obtained. Their community, one of the first Black communities in Canada, was marginalized for almost two centuries. Estimated at 19,225, according to the 2006 Census, it now works to recognize its contribution to the history of the province. (See our file: Black History Month)