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Blacks in Halifax

STORY BY: David Cogswell
YEAR: 1966

David went to University and had a younger cousin who was the son of a missionary in Africa. In his class, the cousin identified closely with blacks from the Caribbean, even though he was white. When he went downtown to get a haircut in Halifax with these friends, the barbers wouldn't cut their hair, and they were thrown out of the shop - because they were black. Thanks for sharing, David.

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