Heritage Home of Nova Scotia's first Black Doctor Dr. Clement Ligoure
Originally from Trinidad, Dr. Clement Ligoure graduated in 1916 with a medical degree from Queen's University, in Kingston, Ont. He would later become editor of Nova Scotia's first Black newspaper, the Atlantic Advocate.
Ligoure established a private clinic inside his home in the north end of Halifax after he was denied hospital privileges.
On Dec. 6, 1917, a collision in Halifax harbour between two wartime ships caused a massive blast that killed almost 2,000 people and injured another 9,000.
In the weeks that followed, Ligoure worked night and day at the clinic and in the city's devastated streets, treating hundreds of blast victims. (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/clement-ligoure-house-halifax-heritage-property-1.6724603)