Did you know Viola Desmond's the new face on Canada's $10 bill? Released on March 2018.

By Sandy Trevor . Created on Jun 29, 2020
Viola Desmond was a successful black businesswoman who was jailed, convicted and fined for defiantly refusing to leave a whites-only area of a movie theatre in 1946. Her court case was an inspiration for the pursuit of racial equality across Canada. Viola’s story is part of the permanent collection at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
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Yes, I knew this. (And that is her sister proudly holding the bill.)

Yes, I knew this. (And that is her sister proudly holding the bill.)

No, I was unaware of this.

No, I was unaware of this.

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Joana said 3 weeks ago
No
No, I was unaware of this.
Robert said on Jul 1, 2020
I didn't know this , but then again , I'm not Canadian.
Yes, I knew this. (And that is her sister proudly holding the bill.)
Christopher said on Jul 1, 2020
Very cool!
Yes, I knew this. (And that is her sister proudly holding the bill.)
Lorna said on Jun 30, 2020
I knew about it. Although I am so proud that she was honoured on a bank note i wish for all the inequality among people to no longer be. I wish for people to be judge base on their character and not on the color of their skin. Glad we are starting the talk. Hopefully we will continue to see each others for who they are as a person.
No, I was unaware of this.
Sandra said on Jun 30, 2020
I was unaware of this, but totally applaud the Canuks for taking this step of recognizing her courage.
No, I was unaware of this.
Chuck said on Jun 30, 2020
Who?
Yes, I knew this. (And that is her sister proudly holding the bill.)
Patricia said on Jun 30, 2020
Yes! And that's her sister proudly holding the bill.
Abby said on Jun 30, 2020
No I didn't know that!! I think its wonderful!! She is a beautiful lady. Not sure who she is but will look her up when I get off of here.