February 25 2016 6:32pm

New Halifax ferry named after NS civil rights activist Viola Desmond

Feb. 25: Halifax Transit’s newest ferry will be named after civil rights activist Viola Desmond, who was arrested in 1946 for sitting in the whites-only section of a New Glasgow N.S. theatre. Mayor Mike Savage made the announcement on Thursday at an event at the Black Cultural Centre celebrating African Nova Scotian communities. Rebecca Lau reports.

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