Calvin Ruck

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Calvin Ruck (1925-2004), Senator, Author and Social Worker

Calvin Ruck was from Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was instrumental in challenging racial segregation in Halifax, including barbers who refused to welcome black customers. He was appointed to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission for a five-year term beginning in 1981. In 1993 he helped establish a commemorative cairn in Pictou to recognize the all-black battalion that served in the First World War. Ruck’s efforts to bring about greater equality earned him several awards and honours, including the Order of Canada. In 1998, he became the third Black Canadian to be appointed to the Senate, a position he served until his retirement in 2000.