Carrie Best was a Canadian journalist. She was born on March, 4th, 1903 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Her parents were James and Georgina Ashe Prevoe who always encouraged her education. In 1925, she got married to her husband Albert T. Best and together they had a son, James Calbert Best. Some of her noteworthy skills and activities are advocating for the black community. In 1941, Carrie and her son had gone to the theaters and wanted to sit at the front. However, back then only white people sat in the front. Carrie was outraged and was determined to bring some change.
Slavery which is just the mother of racism...There is no difference between racism and slavery.
Ms. Best grew up during racial discrimination against black people. There were many limitations and challenges when it came to career choices and possibilities. However, In 1946, Carrie worked very hard and persevered against the odds and she reached her goal of becoming the first black Canadian to own and publish newspapers in Nova Scotia.
Business concepts that Carrie used throughout her career were finding innovative ways to expose racism in Nova Scotia. Since she owned a Nova Scotia newspaper industry she knew how to balance her profit and expenses. She also knew how to form ethical business strategies in order for her to achieve her goals. There was a lot of processing and planning that she did in order to have become successful.
The positive moments in Carrie's life that lead to her success was her determination and will power. Ever since she was young she always liked to voice her opinions on certain topics. That was the ultimate drive that led her to becoming a journalist. Her mother, father, and the entire black community were her inspiration. Awards that recognized Ms. Best's success were the Order of Canada and the Order of Nova Scotia.
The award of the Order of Canada goes to... Carrie Best!
Carrie Best contributed to her community by allowing others to be informed of the wrong and inequality that the black community had faced for too long. She used her voice to allow the voices of all black Canadians to be heard. Her leadership has impacted other black lives to speak up and to fight for their rights.
Education is very important. We have to start teaching our children ourselves.
Carrie Best died from natural causes on July, 24th, 2001 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. She will always be remembered for her fight against ending discrimination and racism towards the black community.