Author: Craig M. Smith
The book begins with Mathieu Da Costa in Port Royal in 1605. He was the first known nameable person of Africa descent to come to Canada. Through its pages the book will acknowledge the accomplishments of more than 150 individuals. It will conclude with the signing of the free pardon that was issued by the province to the late Viola Desmond on April 15, 2011. In 1946 Desmond, of Halifax, was jailed and fined for sitting in the whites-only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre.