Illuminated Chronicles: Heritage Minute: Viola Desmond

Canada’s currency is getting a face-lift. Best pun I can do under the circumstances.

Viola Desmond will grace Canada’s $10 bill starting in late-2018.

(And that’s not all. According to the Globe and Mail: “Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister, will move from the $10 to a higher denomination, as will Sir Wilfrid Laurier, who is currently on the $5. Another Canadian will be chosen for the $5 note in a similar manner to Ms. Desmond. Former prime ministers Sir Robert Borden and William Lyon Mackenzie King will be dropped from the $100 and the $50. The $20 bill, which has long featured the Queen, will remain unchanged.)

That’s great, right? Wait who is Viola Desmond?

Historica Canada’s 82nd Heritage Minute depicts Viola Desmond’s spark that ignited an effective civil rights struggle:

Bonus: If you dug that here is the Behind The Scenes of that Hertiage Minute:

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Ziggy Was Here January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016

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