This is a powerful short video about the amazing life of Delmore Buddy Daye, a boxer with a knock-out punch, tireless community activist, and by all accounts a good man with a big heart.
The piece is written and performed by Melinda Daye, his daughter. There is a nice interview with Melinda where she talks about her father in Halifax Magazine.
Expelled in elementary school for refusing to read the racist Little Black Sambo out loud, his strong sense of justice continued to guide his entire life.
He had his work cut out for him in racist Halifax.
The video was created for Black Halifax: Four Centuries, One Community, Fourteen Stories, a website featuring short video profiles of personalities, sites and events pertaining to the rich history of the African Nova Scotian community. Check it out!