Africville Apology is delivered on February 24, 2010 by the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia for the eviction and eventual destruction of Africville in 1970

On February 24, 2010, Halifax Mayor Kelly delivered the Africville Apology, which begins: “On behalf of the Halifax Regional Municipality, I apologize to the former Africville residents and their descendants for what they have endured for almost 50 years, ever since the loss of their community that had stood on the shores of Bedford Basin for more than 150 years. You lost your houses, your church, all of the places where you gathered with family and friends to mark the milestones of your lives. For all that, we apologize….
The City also provided $4.5 million in compensation. The replica church opened in 2011 and is now the Africville Museum.
Church with clapboard siding