Canada Post honours Salome Bey with commemorative stamp
Born in Newark, N.J., before settling in Toronto in the 1960s, Bey established herself as a gifted musician whose singing captured audiences in nightclubs, TV and radio. She also distinguished herself as a multi-talented actress, playwright and director of musicals who opened doors for other Black artists in Canadian theatre.
Bey was an outspoken advocate of gender equality and a member of the Canadian charity Artists Against Racism.
Bey died on Aug. 8, 2020, in Toronto. She was 86.
The new stamp booklets are available Friday, April 22, at canadapost.ca and postal outlets across Canada.