Carrie Best

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Carrie Best
Born (1903-03-04)March 4, 1903
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Died July 24, 2001(2001-07-24) (aged 98)
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Occupation journalist
Awards Order of Canada
Order of Nova Scotia

Carrie M. Best, OC 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 her first edition she broke the story of Viola Desmond.[1] 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 the Order of Nova Scotia in 2002.[2] She is commemorated on a postage stamp issued by Canada Post on February 1, 2011.[3]

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