Black heritage group in Halifax fires white director
HALIFAX—A white Anglican minister is no longer employed as executive director of a group that aims to redress the destruction of a Halifax black community in the 1960s following a furor over her hiring.
Carole Nixon said Wednesday she wasn’t given a reason for her sudden termination as executive director of the Africville Heritage Trust.
“I am blown away, I guess that’s the best way to put it,” she said in an interview. “I’m very disappointed. I’m quite angry.”
Nixon said she met Wednesday morning with trust chairwoman Daurene Lewis and other members of the board and was told it was her choice to either resign or be terminated without cause.
She said she was given until the end of the month to choose, but her job ended immediately.
The Africville trust said in a statement that Nixon was the best person for the job when she was hired “but that is no longer the case.”
I smell a lawsuit....