Rev. Dr. W.P. Oliver Wall of Honour
This very special honour is awarded annually by the Black Cultural Society of Nova Scotia, in recognition and memory of one of our outstanding founding members. In Rev. Dr. Oliver’s name, we recognize outstanding contributions by community leaders in the Nova Scotia Black Community. If you know a community leader you would like to nominate to receive this honour, please download and fill out this form (64 KB PDF). Submissions must be received by the deadline specified on the form in order to be considered for recognition that year.
About Dr. Oliver
Rev. Dr. William P. Oliver was born on February 11, 1912 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He entered Acadia University and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1934 and Bachelor of Divinity Degree in 1936. In 1937 William Pearly was called to minister at the "mother church" of the A.U.B.A., Cornwallis Street Baptist Church in Halifax.
A visionary leader with great wisdom and unfailing dedication, he was no stranger to controversy or criticism. He was not afraid to stand up alone if the cause was righteous. He has been described as “Nova Scotia’s passionate defender of equality.” He died peacefully at home in Lucasville in May, 1989.