Black activist Viola Desmond will be first woman on a Canadian 10 dollar bill

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Black activist Viola Desmond will be first woman on a Canadian 10 dollar bill

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Desmond was fighting racial segregation in 1946, almost a decade before Rosa Parks made her name as ‘the first lady of civil rights’

Black activist Viola Desmond will be first woman on a Canadian 10 dollar bill

The decision comes a few months after authorities in the US decided to place Harriet Tubman on the 20-dollar bill

First Jane Austen, then Harriet Tubman, and now Viola Desmond. While it may have been a questionable year for the advancement of women’s rights, it has been a progressive few years in terms of legendary female figures on bank notes.

Viola Desmond
Canadian activist

Viola Irene Desmond was a Black Nova Scotian businesswoman who challenged racial segregation at a film theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in 1946. She refused to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre and was unjustly convicted of a minor tax violation used to enforce segregation.

Born:
July 6, 1914 in Halifax
Died:
February 7, 1965 (aged 50)
Country of Citizenship:
Canada

Canada has announced that the first woman to grace its C$10 bill in 2018 will be Viola Desmond, a black woman from Nova Scotia who challenged racial segregation at a cinema in New Glasgow in 1946.

“It is my great privilege to announce that Viola Desmond will be featured on Canada’s new 10 dollar bill,” said the country’s finance minister Bill Morneau.READ MORE

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/

Black activist Viola Desmond will be first woman on a Canadian 10 dollar bill Reviewed by on December 27, 2016 .

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