Acadia's African Heritage

Enjoy this special edition of the "The Times of African Nova Scotians," compiled by the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to excellence in Africentric education. This edition features many alumni and friends of Acadia University.  Read the introduction letter from Sylvia Parris, CEO, Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute.

Voices of Acadia

Acadia University produced three volumes of stories, Voices of Acadia , during our 175th anniversary to celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni.

As part of African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia, we are featuring stories on our Alumni Spotlight page that celebrate Acadia alumni of African descent. 


William White

William White

This image features the son of former slaves, Rev. William White (Class of 1903) with the Acadia track and field team. White was born in Virginia in 1874. He moved north to attend Acadia in 1900, becoming only the second black man to be accepted at the school to that point. His presence on an all-white campus is testament to his perseverance and courage, and while at Acadia he created a legacy that endures today. Learn more about his involvement on campus and in the First World War by reading a feature story about White, which first appeared in Voices of Acadia