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 Church in Shelburne c. 1900
Shelburne County Museum,
Shelburne, N-7340
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Shelburne Churchgoers

Religious belief and church life have been a mainstay of Black people and communities across Nova Scotia. This group stands in front of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Shelburne, c. 1900. Back row, left to right are Black Loyalist descendants Ina Gibson, Bill Jacklin, Lola Jacklin, Big John Wesley, Nina Jacklin, Rev. George Gilbert Walker, Pearl Gibson, Aggie Jacklin, Verne Webb. In front, left to right: Roll Gibson, Ora Jacklin. Snow on the ground and the balsam fir scattered about suggest they were decorating the church for Christmas.