Posts Tagged ‘Press Clippings’

August 10th, 2009 - 5:38 pm § in Human Rights Leaders

Education Said Futile in War on Prejudice

The Globe – November 1st, 1954 Professor Everett W. Bovard, University of Toronto (psychology lecturer) states that the money that has been wasted by the government to teach about prejudice has not worked. However, a study conducted at the time among teenagers, to examine their attitudes on th[...]

August 10th, 2009 - 5:12 pm § in Human Rights & Public Policy, Human Rights Activism, Human Rights Leaders

Color Bar On Trial

Champion – The Voice of Young Canada. Vol. 4, No. 98 November 19, 1954. Toronto, Canada. “For the first time in Canada’s history, a summons for racial discrimination [has] come up before the courts”. The Joint Labor Committee for Human Rights of Toronto and Lakeshore Labor Co[...]

August 10th, 2009 - 3:51 pm § in Human Rights Activism, Human Rights Leaders

Judgment Reserved in Canada’s First Racial Discrimination Trial

Brockville Recorder and Times, Chatham, Ont. 1954 At last, the decision has been made to schedule a hearing for the case of two Dresden restaurant owners who violated the Ontario Fair Accomodation Practices Act. Defence cousel had no witnesses and a weak case by questioning the legality of the Act i[...]

August 10th, 2009 - 3:28 pm § in Human Rights Leaders

Law Useless for Negroes at Dresden

The Telegram – September 12th, 1954 “Walking in the sunlight of Chatham, Gladys Grizzle and Julian Brooks of Toronto, still reflect the indignity of racial discrimination they encountered at nearby Dresden, where they were refused service at two of three restaurants.”  Click on th[...]

August 10th, 2009 - 3:16 pm § in Human Rights Leaders

Race Law Fails, Negroes Insulted

“The men and women responsible for Dresden’s reputation as the stronghold of color prejudice in Canada are ignoring the law”. It is quite clear that, although Labor Minister Charles Daley passed the Ontario Fair Accomodation Practices Act, there has been no enforcement and, compla[...]

July 19th, 2009 - 3:54 pm § in Human Rights Leaders

Report on Dresden by Ruth Lor

  Ruth Lor tells her story about her experience with discrimination in Dresden and, how this and other discriminatory incidents have brought the issue at the forefront of human rights. To read more click on the pages to enlarge   >>>>>>[...]

July 16th, 2009 - 4:16 pm § in Human Rights Leaders

“Daley Orders Charge Laid In Color Bar Act Case”

The Telegram – Tuesday November 2, 1954 (Newspaper Headline)[...]

July 13th, 2009 - 4:42 pm § in Human Rights Leaders, Rights Issues & Organizations

“Dresden’s Color Bar Still Up, Rap Daley Failure to Apply Law”

The Telegram – October 30, 1954 Although Premier Frost has implemented the Fair Accomodation Practices’ Act, many are still being denied service. According to the Act, “it makes it a statutory offence to discriminate in public places on grounds of race, creed, color, nationality, a[...]

July 9th, 2009 - 2:59 pm § in Human Rights Leaders, Rights Issues & Organizations

“Claim Dresden Cafe Refused 2 Negroes”

The Telegram – Monday November 8, 1954 Local Dresden newspaper reports on yet “another color bar incident”.  A Black couple was refused service, not once but twice, where one of the restaurant owners is now being prosecuted for discrimination.  Other similar occurences or compla[...]