Viola Desmond: Her Life and Times

Viola Desmond: Her Life and Times

From: Redeye
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In November, the Bank of Canada introduced a new $10 bill featuring the image of Viola Desmond. Viola Desmond has often been compared to Rosa Parks, the U.S. civil rights activist. But Viola Desmond’s act of defiance in a New Glasgow movie theatre in 1946 is just one aspect of a remarkable life as a businesswoman in Nova Scotia. Wanda Robson is Viola Desmond’s sister; Graham Reynolds is professor emeritus and the Viola Desmond Chair in Social Justice at Cape Breton University. Together, they ... See More

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