Notable African Nova Scotian, Carrie Best, was born in New Glasgow on March 4, 1903. Even though the odds were stacked against her as a black woman born just after the turn of the 20th century, Best stated that from the beginning she felt a sense of dignity and self-worth. This would be the foreshadowing of the woman she would become. In her 97 years of living, she would defy the odds to become a poet, author, journalist and tenacious crusader. Those efforts as a writer and human rights activist have earned her a place in Nova Scotia and Canadian history.
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