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Viola Desmond Honoured With A Google Doodle

The Google Doodle today honours the birth of Viola Irene Desmond, a Canadian Black Nova Scotian businesswoman who challenged racial segregation at a cinema in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in 1946. She refused to leave a whites-only area of the

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Racial Injustice Trailblazer Viola Desmond Featured On New Vertical Banknote

On International Women’s Day, Canada unveiled its first-ever bank note bearing vertical images, honoring a woman who stood up against racism more than seven decades ago. The new $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond was presented today in Nova Scotia, the

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Human Rights Advocate Viola Desmond Will Grace Canada’s New 10 Dollar Bill

Viola Desmond will be the first Canadian woman to grace the front of a banknote. Nine years before Rosa Parks refused to give her seat on a bus to a white passenger in Alabama, Viola Desmond exhibited a similar act

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