“LEGACY SERIES COFFEE”
A MEDIUM ROAST SMOOTH BERRY & CARAMEL SPECIALTY COFFEE
VANSDA is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Legacy Series Coffee’. This launch introduces a new and innovative avenue to increase the awareness of African Canadian / Nova Scotian history throughout the Province of Nova Scotia and beyond. By entering into a partnership agreement with Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op, we have created a unique specialty coffee brand with labels promoting various historic persons of African descent, important to not only Nova Scotia but also Canada. First in the Series is a tribute to William Hall VC under the label VictoriUS!
VictoriUS! and the subsequent featured labels Rose Fortune – IndustrioUS! Marcus Garvey – AmbitioUS! and Portia White – MomentoUS! will enable the organization to continue development of resources in support of the African Nova Scotian community. This new initiative is part of a multi- phase anti- racism and education direction that has been initiated aimed at assisting the development of welcoming workplaces, communities and decreasing the impact of racism endured by black and brown persons throughout the province. ‘Our goal is to bring history into homes and offices in a new and unique manner’.
The first Black person, first Nova Scotian, and third Canadian to receive the Victoria Cross. Awarded for his actions in the Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion, Hall and an officer from his ship continued to load and fire a 24-pounder gun after the rest of the crew had been killed or injured by the defenders, breaching the wall so troops were able to rush in and take control.
Learn more about William Hall VC at the Black Cultural Centre.