Biographie En Images: Voici Viola Desmond (Hardcover)

Biographie En Images: Voici Viola Desmond By Elizabeth MacLeod, Mike Deas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elizabeth MacLeod, Mike Deas (Illustrator)
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Faites la rencontre de Viola Desmond, entrepreneure et v ritable pionni re en mati re d' galit raciale au Canada.

Par un jour pluvieux de novembre 1946, Viola, de passage Glasgow en Nouvelle- cosse, d cide d'aller au cin ma. Elle s'installe dans la section officieusement r serv e aux Blancs, mais l'ouvreuse lui demande de changer de place. Viola refuse, car elle sait que c'est cause de la couleur de sa peau. La police l'emm ne de force. Viola est emprisonn e, jug e et d clar e coupable. Cela ne l'emp che pas, avec l'aide de ses partisans, de continuer se battre pour la justice sociale.

Bien qu'elle ait ultimement perdu sa cause devant la Cour supr me, elle fut une pionni re pour les premiers militants des droits civils. Gr ce au travail acharn de sa soeur Wanda qui s'est battue pour que son h ritage soit reconnu 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



Product Details
ISBN: 9781443163880
ISBN-10: 1443163880
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: August 1st, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: French