Viola Desmond’s Courageous Stand Against Racial Segregation: GeoMinute Series
Catalogue Number: CGE013EN
Producer: Canadian Geographic Enterprises
Subject: Black History, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, History, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2021
Running Time: 1:00
On November 8, 1946, Black Halifax business owner Viola Desmond made a stand against racial segregation in Canada by refusing to leave the whites-only section of a New Glasgow, N.S. movie theatre. She took her appeal to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and became an iconic figure of Canada's civil rights movement. Seventy-five years later, Desmond’s courage continues to be honoured and remembered by her appearance on Canada’s $10 bank note.
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