History professor Karolyn Smardz Frost will speak to the Wolfville and Area Historical Society on April 16 about the early African Nova Scotia experience in Kings County.
Smardz Frost has entitled her talk Before the Black Loyalists: the Early African Nova Scotia Experience in King's County.
Between the founding of Halifax and the end of the American Revolutionary War, at least 600 people of African descent were brought to Nova Scotia.
She says their skills, talents and creativity were crucial to the early success of the colonial province.
Smardz Frost will discuss a new project of Acadia's Planter Studies Centre to document the lives and experiences of African Nova Scotians, both enslaved and free, in the period immediately before the American Revolution.
The talk will take place at 2 p.m. in Wolfville town council chambers.