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New $10 bill features Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond

Officials set to unveil new $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond

The Canadian government introduced a new $10 bill featuring civil rights icon Viola Desmond on International Women's day. Also on the note are an an eagle feather-representing the ongoing journey toward recognizing rights and freedoms for Indigenous Peoples in Canada-as well as an excerpt from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Poloz says it was long past time for a bank note to feature an iconic Canadian woman.

Wanda Robson, the sister of Viola Desmond, smiles as the new $10 featuring her sister Viola Desmond is unveiled.

Desmond is the first African-American woman and the second woman in Canadian history to be placed on a currency. Subsequently, she was convicted of a tax violation for the one-cent difference in where she sat and where she was supposed to sit. In 1946, at the age of 32, Desmond went to see a movie at the Roseland Theatre in Nova Scotia. There are also plans to name in her honor Park in Toronto and the streets in Montreal and Halifax. "And well, I was speechless -my family would have liked that but for once in my life I was speechless", she said.

Viola Irene Desmond was a Canadian civil rights activist.

Desmond's story started with a business trip 71 years ago.

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After being forced to travel to Montreal, Atlantic City and NY for training, she returned to Halifax and opened a beauty school aimed at offering black people a local option for training.

Looking to kill time while her vehicle was being repaired, she stopped by a local movie theatre.

Instead, she sat in the whites only section and was arrested and fined.

She remained there until police arrived. "There was no movement behind her, she was ahead of the times".

In 2010, the government of Nova Scotia issued an apology to Desmond, for prosecuting her and acknowledged her courage in resisting racial discrimination.

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