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Biographie en images : Voici Viola Desmond

by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Mike Deas

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prejudice & racism, women, social activists
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published: Aug 2018
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Faites la rencontre de Viola Desmond, entrepreneure et véritable pionnière en matière d'égalité raciale au Canada.

Par un jour pluvieux de novembre 1946, Viola, de passage à Glasgow en Nouvelle-Écosse, décide d'aller au cinéma. Elle s'installe dans la section officieusement réservée aux Blancs, mais l'ouvreuse lui demande de changer de place. Viola refuse, car elle sait que c'est à cause de la couleur de sa peau. La police l'emmène de force. Viola est emprisonnée, jugée et déclarée coupable. Cela ne l'empêche pas, avec l'aide de ses partisans, de continuer à se battre pour la justice sociale.

Bien qu'elle ait ultimement perdu sa cause devant la Cour suprême, elle fut une pionnière pour les premiers militants des droits civils. Grâce au travail acharné de sa sœur Wanda qui s'est battue pour que son héritage soit reconnu à sa juste valeur, le portrait de Viola figurera sur les nouveaux billets de 10$ canadiens.

 

Meet Viola Desmond, community leader and early civil rights trailblazer!

On the night of November 8th 1946, Nova Scotia businesswoman Viola Desmond stood up for her right to be in the "unofficial" whites-only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre… and was arrested for it. Supported by the Nova Scotia Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NSCAACP) and the black-owned newspaper The Clarion, Viola took her quest for the right to freedom from discrimination to the courts. While she ultimately did not succeed, she was a beacon to other early civil-rights activists. Her sister Wanda worked hard to promote Viola's legacy, which has been finally honoured by Viola's inclusion on the new Canadian $10 bill.

Original title: Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Viola Desmond

About the Authors

Elizabeth MacLeod

Biographies, picture books, cookbooks—Elizabeth MacLeod has written them all and more. She has won many awards for her writing, including the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Nonfiction, as well as Children's Choice awards across Canada. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Mike Deas is an author/illustrator of graphic novels, including Dalen and Gole and the Graphic Guide Adventures series. While he grew up with a love of illustrative storytelling, Capilano College's Commercial Animation Program helped Mike fine-tune his drawing skills and imagination. Mike and his family live on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. For more information, visit deasillustration.com or follow him on Twitter @deasillos.
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