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Viola Desmond

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Jenny Liu

on 21 February 2017

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Transcript of Viola Desmond

Viola Desmond Resistance

Primary Sources
Secondary Sources
Big Question
What would you have done if you were in Viola Desmond's position?
5 W's and Theme Words
Viola and the manager
Denied a seat on the main floor
November 8, 1946
Roseland Theater-main floor
Racism, discrimination because of skin color
She refused, got arrested and was fined
Theme Words:
Racism, Segregation

The Desmond Case from the Nova Scotia Archives
Inspired Nova Scotia's civil rights movement
Received public attention through her sister (2003)
Sister to courage (2010)
Free pardon, apology, public declaration from premier of Nova Scotia, Darrell Dexter (15 April 2010)
Heritage minute about her during black history month (February 2016)
Bank of Canada chose to put her on a bill (to be released 2018)
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