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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-CANADIAN " CARRIE M. BEST " WAS A BLACK CANADIAN JOURNALIST - A BLACK CANADIAN STAR : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

                      BLACK                  SOCIAL                HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Carrie M. BestOC ONS (March 4, 1903 – July 24, 2001) was a Black Canadian journalist.
Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, a daughter to James and Georgina Ashe Prevoe, she married Albert T. Best in 1925. In 1946 she founded The Clarion, the first black-owned and published Nova Scotia newspaper. In 1952 she started a radio show, The Quiet Corner, which was aired for 12 years. From 1968 to 1975 she was a columnist for The Pictou Advocate, a newspaper based in Pictou, Nova Scotia.
In 1977, she published an autobiography, That Lonesome Road.
In 1974, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 1979. She was posthumously awarded theOrder of Nova Scotia in 2002.[1] She is commemorated on a postage stamp issued by Canada Post on 1 February 2011.[2]