Civil Rights Activist

  • Civil rights activist Viola Desmond honoured with $10 bill, first vertical note in Canada
    "The launch of the bill sends people of African descent the message that Canada is finally accepting us. We belong."
    Mar 8, 2018
  • Howard McCurdy, former NDP MP and civil rights activist, dead at 85
    Leslie McCurdy says her father died peacefully on Tuesday after suffering from cancer.
    Feb 22, 2018
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  • N.S. civil rights icon Viola Desmond added to Canada’s Walk of Fame
    "I'm very proud. It's an honour," said her sister, Wanda Robson.
    Oct 25, 2017
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  • Civil rights pioneer’s legacy grows with launch of the ferry ‘Viola Desmond’
    A new Halifax harbour ferry named for Viola Desmond was launched on Thursday.
    Jul 7, 2016

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