1783 and 1785, more than 3000 Black persons came to Nova Scotia
as a direct result of the American Revolution. They came from
slavery and war to take control of their lives, making choices
within the limits they faced.
than two centuries later, descendants of the Black Loyalists
are calling to the spirits of their ancestors and discovering
the stories of their struggles and triumphs. Meet some of the
courageous men and women who founded two Nova Scotian Black Loyalist communities,
Birchtown and Tracadie in the late 1700s and early 1800s.