The church was the heart of Africville. It was located at the village centre and was a place for both church-goers and other community members as it held main civic events, including weddings, funerals and baptisms. The church you see today is a replica of the original, which symbolizes Canadian history’s dark past. The original building was destroyed in 1967 when the community was razed for industrial development.
The Seaview African United Baptist Church
Africville Museum, Africville Road, Halifax, NS, Canada