The Society for the Protection and Preservation of Black Culture in Nova Scotia (better known as the Black Cultural Society of Nova Scotia) was incorporated as a charitable organization as an act of provincial legislation in 1977. The Society has provincial Board of Directors, made up of representatives from various Black communities throughout Nova Scotia. The Centre is funded in part by the Goverment of Nova Scotia.
The genesis of the Black Cultural Centre lay in a proposal put forward in 1972 by Reverend Dr. William Pearly Oliver for the creation of a Cultural Educational Centre to meet the needs and aspirations of the Black Communities of Nova Scotia.
The sod-turning ceremony took place on April 24, 1982. Seventeen months later, on September 17, 1983, the Centre officially opened. Many events have taken place at the Centre, such as cultural portrayals in the form of music, plays, concerts, as well as educational activities in the form of workshops, lectures and guided tours. Programs of the Black Cultural Centre extend beyond its doors to the broader community of Nova Scotia. This outreach is achieved through cultural events across Nova Scotia.
The Black Cultural Society of Nova Scotia was incorporated in May 1977, as a non-profit organization and the parent organization of the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia. The registered name is The Society for the Protection and Preservation of Black Culture in Nova Scotia. The Mandate of the Society is to Protect, Preserve and Promote Black Culture.
Our Staff & Board of Directors
The Black Cultural Centre is managed and operated as a non-profit charitable organization, under the direction of the Black Cultural Society of Nova Scotia.
Manager Programs and Projects
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pastor Brian Johnston
As well as providing an excellent cultural and educational experience for school or group tours, the centre has wonderful facilities you can rent for your next presentation or meeting.