Desmond To Be First Woman On Face Of Banknote
Nova Scotia black rights activist Viola Desmond will be the first Canadian woman to appear on the face of a banknote.
Desmond’s sister, Wanda Robson from North Sydney was in Ottawa for this morning’s announcement.
Desmond was chosen from a short list of five finalists.
Her face will be on a series of 10 dollar bills released in 2018.
She became an activist after being arrested for sitting in the white’s only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre in 1946.