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Viola Desmond’s Courageous Stand Against Racial Segregation: GeoMinute Series

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This title is a part of the series GeoMinute Series (Season 2)


Catalogue Number:  CGE013EN
Producer:  Canadian Geographic Enterprises
Subject:  Black History, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, History, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2021
Running Time:  1:00


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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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