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The tiny Nova Scotia community of Birchtown was once the largest, free Black settlement outside of Africa, a place where people escaped slave-holding America for a rough sort of freedom, back in the 1790s.
They were called the Black Loyalists, and many returned to Africa two centuries ago, but many also stayed.
It's a history few in the region know much about.
Reporter Jon Tattrie looks at whether a new building can help change that.

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