Viola Desmond : her life and times

"For many Canadians, the first introduction to Viola Desmond will have been was seeing her portrait on the new $10 banknote. Those who are familiar with her life Others know that she was wrongfully arrested in 1946 for refusing to give up her seat in the racially segregated Roseland Theater in...

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Main Authors: Reynolds, Graham, 1944- (Author), Robson, Wanda, 1926- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Black Point, Nova Scotia ; Winnipeg, Manitoba : Roseway Publishing, an imprint of Fernwood Publishing, [2018]
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245 1 0 |a Viola Desmond :  |b her life and times  |c Graham Reynolds with Wanda Robson 
264 1 |a Black Point, Nova Scotia ;  |a Winnipeg, Manitoba :  |b Roseway Publishing, an imprint of Fernwood Publishing,  |c [2018] 
264 4 |c ©2018 
300 |a x, 117 pages :  |b illustrations ;  |c 22 cm 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
520 |a "For many Canadians, the first introduction to Viola Desmond will have been was seeing her portrait on the new $10 banknote. Those who are familiar with her life Others know that she was wrongfully arrested in 1946 for refusing to give up her seat in the racially segregated Roseland Theater in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Her singular act of courage was a catalyst in the struggle for racial equality, which ultimately resulted in the passage of human rights legislation that officially ended the practice of racial segregation in Nova Scotia. Today, Viola Desmond has become a national civil rights icon, and a symbol of courage in the face of injustice. She is considered by many as Canada'a Rosa Parks. Viola Desmond: Her Life and Times looks beyond the theatre incident is the first authoritative biography of this remarkable woman. It provides new research and insights into her life, and it details not only her act of courage in resisting the practice of racial segregation but also her extraordinary achievement as a pioneer African Canadian businesswomen. In spite of the widespread racial barriers that existed in Canada during most of the twentieth century, Viola Desmond succeeded in becoming the preeminent Black beauty culturist in Canada. In the late 1930s, she established the first Black beauty studio in Halifax and in the 1940s, she created her own line of beauty products, which she marketed throughout Atlantic Canada. During this same period, she established the Desmond School of Beauty Culture, the first of its kind in Canada."--  |c Provided by publisher. 
530 |a Issued also in electronic formats. 
505 0 |a Preface -- Introduction: Viola Desmond -- Chapter 1- Family ties and life in North End Halifax. The Davis family -- Education and career opportunities -- The king of Gottingen Street -- Chapter 2- Memories of my sister and the Roseland Theatre incident. My guardian angel -- The Roseland Theatre incident -- My personal journey of self-discovery through education and raising public awareness -- Chapter 3- Canada's Rosa Parks. Racial segregation in Canada -- They shall not be moved -- Initial reactions -- Chapter 4- A woman of her time: Viola Desmond and black beauty culture in Canada. Early pioneers of black beauty culture in the United States: Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam C.J. Walker -- The new ideal of black beauty: "If not black, certainly not white" -- Viola and the emergence of black beauty culture in Canada -- Desmond school of beauty culture -- Chapter 5- Viola Desmond's legacy. Canadian human rights movement -- The dynamics of change: The 1960s, 1970s and beyond -- Epilogue: Toward a new direction -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Index. 
541 0 |c Purchase;  |a Canadian Museum of Human Rights;  |d 8-26-2019;  |h PAS Fund 
590 |a The Pennsylvania Abolition Society Complementary Collection 
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650 0 |a Blacks  |z Canada  |x History. 
650 0 |a Blacks  |z Nova Scotia  |x History. 
650 0 |a Blacks  |x Segregation  |z Canada  |x History. 
650 0 |a Segregation  |z Canada  |x History. 
651 0 |a Canada  |x Ethnic relations  |x History. 
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700 1 |a Robson, Wanda,  |d 1926-  |e author. 
776 1 |a Reynolds, Graham, 1944-, author.  |t Viola Desmond.:  |d Winnipeg, Manitoba : Roseway Publishing, 2018.  |w (CaOONL)20189045027 
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