History Opinions & Features December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

Meet the black people who made history in Canada

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am

December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am | History, Opinions & Features

Viola Desmond

Viola Irene Desmond was a Canadian civil rights activist. She boldly fought racial segregation when she refused to leave the “whites-only” section of the Roseland Film Theatre in New Glasgow, a province of Nova Scotia. Subsequently, she was convicted of a tax violation for the one-cent difference in where she sat and where she was supposed to sit.


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