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Titre Viola Desmond's Canada : a history of blacks and racial segregation in the promised land / Graham Reynolds with Wanda Robson.
Auteur Reynolds, Graham, author
Éditeur Winnipeg : Fernwood Publishing, 2016.
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Sujet anglais Desmond, Viola, 1914-1965
Blacks -- Canada -- History
Blacks -- Segregation -- Canada -- History
Segregation -- Canada -- History
Slavery -- Canada -- History
Canada -- Ethnic relations -- History
Sujet français Desmond, Viola, 1914-1965
Noirs -- Canada -- Histoire
Noirs -- Ségrégation -- Canada -- Histoire
Ségrégation -- Canada -- Histoire
Esclavage -- Canada -- Histoire
Canada -- Relations interethniques -- Histoire
Collaboration Robson, Wanda, 1926- author
Description xvi, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliographie Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-195) and index.
Résumé "In 1946, a Black Halifax businesswoman, Viola Desmond, was wrongfully arrested for sitting in a white's-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. In 2010, sixty-four years later, the Nova Scotia government recognized this gross miscarriage of justice and posthumously granted her a free pardon. Most Canadians are aware of Rosa Parks, the American civil rights icon who refused to give up her seat on a racially segregated bus in Alabama, but Viola Desmond's similar act of courage in resisting the practice of racial segregation occurred nine years before this historic event. However, today, even after the Nova Scotia Government's unprecedented pardon of Desmond, many Canadians are still unaware of her story or that racial segregation existed throughout many parts of Canada during most of the twentieth century. On the subject of race, Canadians seem to exhibit a form of collective amnesia. Viola Desmond's Canada is groundbreaking book aimed at providing both general readers and students of Canadian history with a concise overview of the narrative of the Black experience in Canada. The book traces this narrative from slavery under French and British rule in the eighteenth century to the practice of racial segregation and the fight for racial equality in the twentieth century. Included are personal recollections by Wanda Robson, Viola Desmond's youngest sister, together with important but previously unpublished documents and other primary sources in the history of Blacks in Canada."-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9781552668375 (paperback)
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 JEAN-CORBEIL - Adultes - Documentaires    971.00496 R  DISPONIBLE
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