The Resource In the black: : my life, B. Denham Jolly, (ebook)

In the black: : my life, B. Denham Jolly, (ebook)

Label
In the black: : my life
Title
In the black:
Title remainder
my life
Statement of responsibility
B. Denham Jolly
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A remarkable memoir about achieving prosperity in the face of relentless prejudice... In the Black traces B. Denham Jolly's personal and professional struggle for a place in a country where Black Canadians have faced systematic discrimination. He arrived from Jamaica to attend university in the mid-1950s and worked as a high school teacher before going into the nursing and retirement-home business. Though he was ultimately successful in his business ventures, Jolly faced both overt and covert discrimination, which led him into social activism. The need for a stronger voice for the Black community fuelled Jolly's 12-year battle to get a license for a Black-owned radio station in Toronto. At its launch in 2001, Flow 93. 5 became the model for urban music stations across the country, helping to launch the careers of artists like Drake. Jolly chronicles not only his own journey; he tells the story of a generation of activists who worked to reshape the country into a more open and just society. While celebrating these successes, In the Black also measures the distance Canada still has to travel before we reach our stated ideals of equality. A remarkable memoir about achieving prosperity in the face of relentless prejudice In the Black traces B. Denham Jolly's personal and professional struggle for a place in a country where Black Canadians have faced systematic discrimination. He arrived from Jamaica to attend university in the mid-1950s and worked as a high school teacher before going into the nursing and retirement-home business. Though he was ultimately successful in his business ventures, Jolly faced both overt and covert discrimination, which led him into social activism. The need for a stronger voice for the Black community fuelled Jolly's 12-year battle to get a license for a Black-owned radio station in Toronto. At its launch in 2001, Flow 93. 5 became the model for urban music stations across the country, helping to launch the careers of artists like Drake. Jolly chronicles not only his own journey; he tells the story of a generation of activists who worked to reshape the country into a more open and just society. While celebrating these successes, In the Black also measures the distance Canada still has to travel before we reach our stated ideals of equality. |B. Denham Jolly is an award-winning businessman, publisher, broadcaster, and civil rights activist. He was the founding president of the Black Business and Professional Association and later served as the publisher of Contrast and launched Flow 93. 5, Canada's first Black-owned broadcaster. He lives in Toronto, Ontario
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Jolly, B. Denham
Dewey number
384.5406/5713541
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Jolly, B. Denham
  • Flow FM (Radio station : Toronto, Ont.)
  • Blacks
  • Business enterprises, Black
  • Radio stations
Target audience
adult
Label
In the black: : my life, B. Denham Jolly, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781770909939
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11778556
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remote
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11778556
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MWT11778556
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
In the black: : my life, B. Denham Jolly, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781770909939
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11778556
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11778556
System control number
MWT11778556
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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