Viola Desmond Heritage Minutes

Episode 4 – Viola Desmond Heritage Minute

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


Bank of Canada – 461 Iconic Women

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

Wikipedia, “Viola Desmond”

The Canadian Encyclopedia, “Viola Desmond”

Black History Canada, “Viola Desmond”

The National – Viola Desmond | New Face on Canada’s $10 Bill

Historica Canada, “Behind the Scenes: Viola Desmond”