Wanda Robson, the sister of Viola Desmond, smiles as it is announced during a ceremony in 2016 that Desmond was chosen to be featured on Canadian currency.
Harrison said the bank saw a lot of people engage with the website previous year because of the Easter egg, and it wanted to do something for the new $10 bill that would have the same kind of impact. "And well, I was speechless -my family would have liked that but for once in my life I was speechless", she said.
Viola Desmond's heroic acts were recognized today at the unveiling of Canada's new, vertical $10 banknote.
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"It was long past time for a bank note to feature an iconic Canadian woman", Poloz told the large crowd gathered at the Halifax Central Library on International Women's Day despite a blustery snowstorm and flickering power. "Her legal challenge galvanized the black community in Halifax's north end and paved the way for a broader understanding of the importance of human rights across our country".
With a broken down auto on a business trip to Sydney, Nova Scotia on November 8, 1946, Desmond went to a movie in New Glasgow, NS.
Desmond is the first black person - and the first non-royal woman - on a regularly circulating Canadian bank note.
According to the CBC, the bill featuring Viola Desmond also includes the images of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, and some text from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. "She's just one of many of us who have suffered".
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Passengers said they had been waiting for nearly two hours as the departure lounge was cordoned off. Qantas' domestic Terminal 3 was not affected. "Our terminal staff are on hand to provide updates".
Desmond's story started with a business trip 71 years ago. Desmond, who had a white mother and Black father, sat in the "whites only" section of the theater instead of the balcony. "It's handsome", she told an audience in Halifax. Desmond was dragged out of the theatre and arrested, ultimately spending 12 hours in jail.
Looking to kill time while her vehicle was being repaired, she stopped by a local movie theatre.
It would take 63 years for Nova Scotia to issue Desmond, who died in 1965, a posthumous apology and pardon.
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