Forgotten African-Nova Scotia stories the focus of CBC’s new Studio Black

From The Chronicle Herald:

Stories based on Fauset collection in production now, to be shown on CBC-TV

A new series on CBC-TV aims to “reveal, revise and reinterpret important forgotten stories” from African-Nova Scotian folklore.

Picture Plant Ltd. of Lunenburg began production on the four-part series Studio Black! at CBC’s Bell Road location in Halifax on Dec. 8.

The series is based on a collection of stories by Arthur Fauset, “who in 1923 travelled to Nova Scotia from Philadelphia, visiting many black communities, much like Dr. Helen Creighton,” a news release says. “He documented these stories and assembled them into a book published by the American Folklore Society in 1931.” Continue reading. 

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One thought on “Forgotten African-Nova Scotia stories the focus of CBC’s new Studio Black”

  1. This is a good direction for CBC. As a public broadcaster it has a duty to tell stories of people and places throughout Canada.

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