WANDA ROBSON DIES AT 95

Feb 08, 2022

By Andy Johnson

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She was Viola Desmond’s youngest sister and she championed her legacy.

Viola Desmond was arrested in 1946 for refusing to leave a whites-only section of a cinema in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.  She was eventually convicted of a tax offense but her defiance helped motivate the struggle against racial segregation in Canada.  It also earned her recognition as the first woman to be featured on a Canadian bank note.

At the launch, Wanda Robson used the first $10 bill to buy a copy of her sister’s Biography “Viola Desmond: Her Life and Times.”  She was also instrumental in having the conviction set aside.

Wanda Robson was 95.

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