- Publisher: Roseway Publishing
- ISBN: 9781552668283
- Price: $25.00 CAD
- Publication Date: Oct 2016
- Rights: World
- Pages: 320
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Burnley Rocky Jones Revolutionary
An Autobiography by Burnley “Rocky” Jones
Born and raised in Truro, Nova Scotia, Burnley “Rocky” Jones is one of Canada’s most important figures of social justice. Often referred to as Canada’s Stokely Carmichael, Jones was tirelessly dedicated to student movements, peace activism, Black Power, anti-racism, women’s liberation and human rights reform. He was a leader in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, brought the Black Panthers to Canada, taught at Dalhousie and founded his own law firm.
This autobiography tells the story of Jones’s inimitable life and his accomplishments.
But it also does more. It illuminates the Black experience in Nova Scotia, it explains the evolving nature of race relations and human rights in recent Canadian history, and it reveals the origins of the “remedial” approach to racial equality that is now practised by activists and governments.
Finally, the story of Rocky Jones is a reminder that human rights are not a gift, but a prize that must be fought for.
- On the Marsh
- On the Road and in the Streets
- Coming Home
- From Rebel to Revolutionary
- Black Power
- Community, Culture and Politics: The 1970s
- Turning to the Law
- Into the Courtroom
- Citizen Jones
- Senior Statesman
- Afterword by George Elliott Clarke
About the Authors
Burnley “Rocky” Jones was an internationally known political activist who focused on human rights, racism and poverty. He was a professor and lawyer in Nova Scotia.
James W. St.G. Walker is a professor of history at the University of Waterloo.