April 15, 1948 “Young Negro Couple Threatened with Death Unless They Move”

*This was the story in the Province newspaper on Page 1.

*The couple, the Cromwell’s, had received a letter signed Mrs. J.J. Jones stating that they should move from their home in southeast Vancouver as they were not wanted in the neighborhood.

*Ironically, the home owner was Mr. Dermont Cromwell, President of the Canadian Society for the Advancement of Colored People. Friends and other neighbours rallied support for the threatened couple.

*About six weeks later on May 21,1948 Mrs. Margaret Kent was found guilty of threatening the couple. She received a suspended sentence on posting a peace bond (for one year) of $1000.00.