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Viola Desmond

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Viola Desmond was wrongfully arrested in 1946 for refusing to give up her seat in the racially segregated Roseland Theater in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Her singular act of courage was a catalyst in the struggle for racial equality, which ultimately resulted in the passage of human rights legislation that officially ended the practice of racial segregation in Nova Scotia.

Viola Desmond: Her Life and Times is the first authoritative biography of this remarkable woman. It provides new research and insights into her life and it details not only her act of courage in resisting the practice of racial segregation but also her extraordinary achievement as a pioneer African Canadian businesswomen.

Authors: Graham Reynolds & Wanda Robson  
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
Published Date: October 1st, 2018
# of Pages: 128