Who is Viola Desmond? The first Canadian woman to grace front of banknote

  WATCH: Who is Viola Desmond? A look back at her life. Viola Desmond will be the first Canadian woman to grace the front of a banknote. So who was Viola Desmond? Nine years before Rosa Parks refused to give her seat on a bus to a white passenger in Alabama, Desmond exhibited a similar act of defiance for the sake of human rights. On Nov. 8, 1946, Desmond went to a movie at New Glasgow’s Roseland Theatre and after purchasing her ticket, she sat in the lower bowl. When the manager informed her that seating area was for white patrons only, she refused to leave. A police officer forcibly...

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