Newspaper pioneer Carrie Best honoured with stamp

FEBRUARY 2, 2011 – Journalist and human rights activist Carrie Best will be honoured with a commemorative stamp from Canada Post this month.

In 1946, Best founded The Clarion, one of Nova Scotia’s first newspapers for black Canadians. From 1968 to 1975, she also wrote a human rights column for the Pictou Advocate, speaking out against discrimination and the unjust treatment of black Nova Scotians. In 1974, Best became a member of the Order of Canada and she was honoured again in 1977 when she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Medal.

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