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Rev. England

  • NSSXA 84-158-14258
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Item is a photograph of Reverend England of St. Cyprian's Anglican Church, Whitney Pier. Rev. England was
West Indian and served a congregation of mainly West Indian Blacks.

Muggah Home

  • NSSXA 78-186-1936
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Item is a photograph of the Muggah home and property. The family is in the yard as well as horses. Two people are riding on a carriage pulled by a horse.

Polish Band

  • NSSXA 79-1097-4077
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Item is a photograph of male members of a Polish band.

Holy Redeemer Convent

  • NSSXA 77-1513-1647
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Item is a photograph of the Holy Redeemer Convent, the church and the glebe house. Many homes were destroyed by fire in 1913.

United Negro Improvement Association

  • NSSXA 78-112-1862
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Item is a reproduction of a newspaper article about the United Negro Improvement Association band on Laurier Street in Whitney Pier; members are marching in the street with instruments and banners in support of a movement advocating "Africa for the Africans."

Polish Wedding

  • NSSXA 79-1096-4076
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Item is a photograph of a large wedding party, including the bride and groom.

Only the Shadows Remain: Ethnic History of Whitney Pier

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Item is a report that features information about the Black, Jewish, Newfoundland and Eastern European communities in Whitney Pier. The report pays special attention to issues faced by the Black Quarter, including racism and out-migration, and features population statistics for the years 1961-1980. Part of the report also focuses on the establishment of St. Philip's African Orthodox Church (1921).

Informal Religion

  • NSSXA T-559
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File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of a speech presented by Reverend Vincent Waterman at St. Philip's African Orthodox Church to the Friends of Whitney Pier that outlines the history of the Church.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • History of A.O.C. priests, problems, establishment, etc.; Pier not an "ethnic ghetto," Synod in Pier
  • Trained by American Catholic Church, Endich Theological Seminary
  • Commitment to A.O.C.
  • Majority of Blacks belong to either United or Anglican or Catholic Churches
  • More support from whites, negative defeatist attitude in Sydney
  • Need for pride in community
  • Informal religion and A.O.C.
  • Father came in 1940
  • Sunday very important day, always dress up for church

Side B:

  • Christmas preparations, food and customs
  • Sermons based on gospel
  • Holy days
  • Christmas celebrations
  • Women in church
  • Prayers
  • Superstition, preach good behaviours, no African Methodist Episcopalian Churches in Nova Scotia
  • Brought up very strict
  • Awareness of African Heritage
  • Food was very important, West Indian dishes
  • Linguistics, dialects
  • Further from Cuba, mother from Antigua
  • Many left A.O.C.; Very discouraging at times

Blacks and West Indians

  • NSSXA T-2199
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Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Kay (Morrison) Borden being interviewed by Pam Newton about the Blacks and West Indians of Whitney Pier.

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