Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Civil Rights Activist Viola Desmond to be first black person to feature on Canada’s currency note

Civil rights activist Viola Desmond will feature on Canada’s $10 bill. She will be the first black person will feature on Canada’s currency note.

Desmond had refused to give up a seat meant for white people at the cinema, and was prosecuted for trying to defraud the provincial government of 1 cent.

She had lost the case and was convicted and fined 26 Canadian dollars, a move which “paved the way for a broader understanding of human rights across our country,” Bill Morneau, the finance minister said.

Desmond becomes the first black person, and the first woman other than a royal, to appear alone on a Canadian currency.

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