In this episode, the competent business visionary who was Viola Desmond tries to see a movie and ends up taking the Nova Scotia government to court for being racist jerks. We talk about Canada’s little-known civil rights movement, segregation, Carrie Best, and about the overall story the gender imbalance in the Heritage Minutes tells us. Intro and outro music credit www.intoinfinity.org.
National Film Board of Canada (2000) Journey to Justice (Montreal: National Film Board of Canada)
Government of Nova Scotia (2010), Long Road to Justice: The Viola Desmond Story
Blackhouse, Constance. Desmond, Viola (1914–65) The Oxford Companion to Canadian History Oxford University Press 2004
White, Evelyn, Viola Desmond’s Fight for Civil Rights, Herizons, Spring 2015, Vol.28(4), p.37,3