Viola Desmond, 1914-1965

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The story of Viola Desmond

In 1946, Viola Desmond was thrust into the public spotlight after refusing to leave the “whites-only” section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. This is the story of how a single act of defiance would change the course of her life and inspire a movement for racial equality across the country. Read more at

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