Portia White was born in Truro (d. 1968). She was the first black Canadian operatic contralto concert singer to win international acclaim, making her national debut as a singer in Toronto in 1941. The Portia White Prize was named in her honour. (Also See William A. White, June 16, 1874.). (Photo: Portia White. From Halifax: The First 250 Years, Judith Fingard, Janet Guildford, and David Sutherland.)