Carrie Best

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Carrie Best (1903-2001), Activist, Publisher & Journalist

Carrie Best was a civil rights activist from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. She was the first Black Canadian to establish and co-found a news publication she helped use to defend Black civil rights. Her news publication, The Clarion, was renamed The Negro Citizen and went from being a local paper to a national one. She used her publication as a platform when Viola Desmond was discriminated for entering the same local movie theatre that turned her away. Best ventured into broadcasting by creating and hosting a popular radio program in the Maritimes called The Quiet Corner (1952-64). She also wrote a column for The Pictou Advocate from 1968 to 1975. Best received the Order of Canada in 1974 and was posthumously awarded the Order of Nova Scotia in 2002.