Viola Desmond Legacy Art Installation
Viola Desmond was an early pioneer of the civil rights movement. In 1946, at the age 19, she was jailed in New Glasgow when she refused to leave a whites-only section of a movie theatre. She was eventually posthumously pardoned in 2010 (a first in Canada) by the province of Nova Scotia and it was acknowledged she was rightfully resisting racial discrimination. Learn more about Viola's story at the Viola Desmond Legacy Art Installation at 2260 Gottingen Street.