Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sunday's Church - CBC doc on Africville

people have often suggested i write an updated version of The Hermit of Africville, as so much has happened since the book came out. i might do that one day, but in the meantime i made my first radio documentary.

Sunday's Church tells the story of the community's long fight to get a church museum on the grounds of Africville. Click HERE to listen.


Sunday's Church

For forty years former residents of Africville, their children and grandchildren have gathered at the site where the community was destroyed in the 1960s.

They hold their reunions in a tent, in what is now on off-leash dog park.

Meanwhile a replica of the little white church that was bulldozed, exists as a museum and a monument to what was lost.

This week on Maritime Magazine, author and journalist Jon Tattrie tells us about the hopes and dreams tied up in the church, about a woman named Sunday who is hoping to make them a reality.

And about the night, recently, when the community finally came together there...
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