Pearleen Oliver: Canada's Black Crusader for Civil Rights
Called by Graham Reynolds "one of the most important civil rights crusaders of her generation," Pearleen Oliver spoke out in powerful, dignified protest— and she brought about change. She pushed open the doors that blocked Black girls from nurses’ training. She kicked Little Black Sambo out of Nova Scotia’s public schools. She was the spokesperson for Viola Desmond’s appeal and with her in the courtroom.
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