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Viola Desmond didn't set out to be a civil rights leader. But in 1946 when she was removed from a theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia for sitting in a section reserved for whites, she fought back in court.
The beauty salon owner lost the case but strengthened the fight to end racial segregation in Canada. She went on to become a civil rights icon. In Nova Scotia, Heritage Day on February 16, 2015, has been dedicated to the legacy of Viola Desmond.
Pirate Maria Lindsey Cobham sent waves of fear through sailors in 1700s Canada.
For a time it had seemed that the only Canadian woman to be officially appointed as a war artist during World War II might not make it overseas at all.
Over the past 375 years the Ursuline and Augustinian nuns of Quebec have played a significant role in the history of Quebec City and Canada. Their contributions have been highlighted with commemoration activities.
Mona Parsons was member of the Dutch resistance, and one of only a few Canadian civilians to be interned in Nazi prison camps. Andria Hill recounts Mona Parson’s remarkable story.