On July 20, 1996 two plaques commemorating the Black Loyalists were unveiled in Birchtown, Shelburne Co. NS. The unveiling ceremony was preformed by:
Two of the areas direct descendants of the Black Loyalists, Everett Cromwell of Birchtown and Lawrence Bruce of Lower Ohio, were also on hand for the unveiling ceremony.
Of the two plaques one displays art work by Henry Bishop, the curator of the Black Cultural Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It depicts the passage to freedom from slavery through the General Birch certificate which gave permission to its holder for passage to Nova Scotia. The other plaque contains the following insciption commemorating the landing of Black Loyalists at Birchtown.
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Last modified May 16, 2002.