One God, One Aim, One Destiny

Joan Weeks, Glace Bay Universal Negro Improvement Association,

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ISBN: 9780978337612

One God, One Aim, One Destiny

  Author:   Joan Weeks, Glace Bay Universal Negro Improvement Association,  
  Publisher:  Cape Breton University Press

The story of African settlement in Cape Breton was barely documented and on the verge of being lost. In 2006, the African Nova Scotian community in Glace Bay decided to restore a derelict meeting hall of the Universal Negro Improvement Association from the early decades of the 20th century. As part of that project, the community created a museum to recognize and celebrate the history of the black community in Cape Breton.






Because so little is know about that history, the UNIA Cultural Museum commissioned research and from that effort, this book was born. It begins with slaves and ends with the appointment of the first black Lt. Gov. of Nova Scotia. It tells stories that were all but lost from living memory, like the shocking Glace Bay race riot of 1918.

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ISBN associated with this title:9780978337612
Item CB0044
PublisherCape Breton University Press
PublisherCape Breton University Press
Published onFebruary 18 2008
Language eng
Pages 136
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight330(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE