Viola Desmond

Viola Desmond (July 6 1914 – February 7, 1965) was a Canadian Black Nova Scotian businesswoman who is known for helping to start the modern civil rights movement in Canada. In 2010, Desmond was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada. In late 2018 Desmond will be the first Canadian born woman to appear alone on a $10 bill which was unveiled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz during a ceremony at the Halifax Central Library on March 8, 2018. Read the article below for more information.

 Viola Desmond

Family/ Relationships

Viola Desmond Parents/Ethnicity/Religion

Born in Hallax, Nova Scotia, she was one of en children of James Albert and Gwendolin Irene Davis.

Viola Desmond Husband

She was married to Jack Desmond.
 

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Viola Irene Desmond
  • Nicknames: Viola Desmond
  • Birthday: July 6, 1914
  • Death date: February 7, 1965
  • Age: 50 years at the time of death
  • Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Education: Bloomfield High School
  • Profession: Business owner, beautician
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Ethnicity/Race: Black
  • Religion:  Not Available
  • Zodiac: Cancer
  • Spouse/Wife: Jack Desmond
  • Children: Not Available
  • Net Worth: Not Available

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Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • She challenged racial segregation at a cinema in New Glasgow in 1946.
  • In 2010, Desmond was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada
  • In late 2018 she will be the first Canadian born woman to appear alone on a $10 bill which was unveiled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz during a ceremony at the Halifax Central Library on March 8, 2018.

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