A message from Another Story Bookshop and Fernwood Books:
“Another Story Bookshop and Fernwood Books present the Toronto launch for
Burnley “Rocky” Jones Revolutionary
co-written by Burnley “Rocky” Jones and James St.G Walker
Wednesday, October 5th @ 7pm
Another Story Bookshop
315 Roncesvalles Ave (at Grenadier)
Featuring a reading by James Walker.
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.
Rocky Jones passed away in 2013.
James W. St.G. Walker is a professor of history at the University of Waterloo.
Our entrance is wheelchair accessible but our bathroom is down a narrow flight of stairs.”