(27 min) Activism, Black History, Canadian History, Diversity, Politics, Racism, Social Sciences
The Untold Story of Canada's Black Panthers Burnley "Rocky" Jones and Joan Jones were prominent Black activists during the Civil Rights Movement in Canada, and their impact is still being felt in the African Nova Scotian Community. This film explores an unknown part of the Canadian history. It takes place in Nova Scotia, where a man and a woman of African descent, Rocky and Joan Jones, started the Civil Rights Movement and the Black United Front. They were the Black Panthers of Nova Scotia fighting for equality and social justice. At some point Rocky and Joan were considered the most influential Black activists in Canada. It takes you from 1960s all the way to 2020, exploring ups and downs of racial profiling and segregation in African Nova Scotian community.