Celebrating African Heritage Month

Every February during African Heritage Month, we are invited to recognize and celebrate the culture, legacy, achievements and contributions of people of African descent in Nova Scotia- both from the past and present. We've brought together select resources and initiatives the Library offers to help the StFX community commemorate and learn more. 

Do you have favourite resources that are not listed? Email a librarian to request it! 

Questions? Ask us!


The Librarians at Angus L. Macdonald have put together a book display located on the first floor of the library. Below are select resources you can access through the library.

Books Available through the Library

Celebrating Black Canadian Fiction

Films Available through the Library

Research Guides

Primary Resources

Events in the Library

African Heritage Month Movie

  • On February 15th, the Angus L. Macdonald Library is teaming up with StFX Black Student Advising to screen the movie Freedom Swell from 6pm-8pm. Location: Schwartz Auditorium. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

African Heritage Month Pop-Up Booth 

  • On February 6th Black Student Advising will have a pop-up booth in the Library from 11am-12pm. Black Excellence T-shirts will be given away for free to Black StFX students and all students are invited to enter a giveaway draw. 


Portraits of a woman alongside a portrait of a mother, father and child from African communities in Eastern Nova Scotia.
These photographs of people from African Nova Scotian communities in Eastern Nova Scotia were provided by the Antigonish Heritage Museum.