Thursday, March 4, 2010

On March 4

On this day in ...
... 1903, a daughter, Carrie, was born to James and Georgina Ashe Prevoe in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Nineteen years after her wedding, Carrie M. Best (left) founded the 1st black-owned newspaper in the province, called The Clarion -- about the same time, in the 1940s, that she and her son were arrested for sitting in at a whites-only section of a movie theater. Soon after she founded a radio show which ran for a dozen years; thereafter, she wrote a column entitled "Human Rights." Her "efforts as a writer and human rights activist" included: one tribute to Harriet Tubman, foremother of IntLawGrrl Rebecca Bratspies; another to Sojourner Truth; and testimony to a commission of inquiry into a wrongful conviction. Best died in 2001, a few years shy of her 100th birthday.

(Prior March 4 posts are here, here, and here)

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