Viola Desmond

Viola Desmond
Viola Desmond

Viola Irene Desmond was a Canadian civil rights activist and businesswoman of Black Nova Scotian descent. In 1946 she challenged racial segregation at a cinema in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia by refusing to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre. For this, she was convicted of a minor tax violation for the one-cent tax difference between the seat she had paid for and the seat she used, which was more expensive. Desmond's case is one of the most publicized incidents of racial discrimination in Canadian history and helped start the modern civil rights movement in Canada.

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Female
Date of Birth
July 6th, 1914
Age
109
Birth Place
Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax
Date of Death
February 7th, 1965
Died Aged
50
Star Sign
Cancer
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