Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


Edwin Howard Borden (1869-1953)

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Borden was the first African Nova Scotian graduate of Acadia University. He was born at Truro, where his parents had moved from Tracadie. He received his BA in 1892, MA also from Acadia 1896, BD from University of Chicago 1897, honourary DD from Baptist College, Texas 1910 and PhD from Milton University, Baltimore, Md. 1924. He had a distinguished career as a pastor, professor, and author in the United States.

Photo is from a composite photograph of Acadia University Bachelor of Arts graduates, 1892.

Date: 1892

Credit: Esther Clark Wright Archives, Acadia University

Reference no.: Esther Clark Wright Archives, Acadia University acc. no. 1900.181/300