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Viola Desmond Her Life and Times

Viola Desmond Her Life and Times

by Graham Reynolds
with Wanda Robson

ARRESTED FOR REFUSING to give up her seat in a whites-only section of a New Glasgow theatre in 1946, Viola Desmond’s story has spread across Canada, thanks to the efforts of her sister Wanda Robson.

    In this new book, Graham Reynolds teams up with Wanda to detail Viola’s life and legacy—as a pioneer African Canadian businesswoman, creator of the first Halifax Black beauty studio, and as a woman on the road, facing harassment with courage and grit.

    “Riveting reading about an extraordinary woman.”—CONSTANCE backhouse, U. of Ottawa