Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged

Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged

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Baker & Taylor
With sympathy and historical accuracy, relates the story of how, in 1946 Nova Scotia, Viola Desmond--a black woman--was jailed because she refused to move from a main floor seat to the balcony of the Roseland Movie Theatre.

Perseus Publishing
In 1946, Viola Desmond bought a movie ticket at the Roseland Theatre in Nova Scotia. After settling into a main floor seat, an usher came by and told her to move, because her ticket was only good for the balcony. She offered to pay the difference in price but was refused: ?You people have to sit in the upstairs section.” Viola refused to move. She was hauled off to jail, but her actions gave strength and inspiration to Canada’s black community. Vibrant illustrations and oral-style prose tell Viola’s story with sympathy and historical accuracy.

In 1946, Viola Desmond bought a movie ticket at the Roseland Theatre in Nova Scotia. After settling into a main floor seat, an usher came by and told her to move, because her ticket was only good for the balcony. She offered to pay the difference in price but was refused: “You people have to sit in the upstairs section.” Viola refused to move. She was hauled off to jail, but her actions gave strength and inspiration to Canada’s black community. Vibrant illustrations and oral-style prose tell Viola’s story with sympathy and historical accuracy.


Baker
& Taylor

Tells the story of Viola Desmond, an African Canadian woman who, in 1946, challenged a Nova Scotia movie theater's segregation policy by refusing to move from her seat to an upstairs section designated for use by blacks.

Publisher: Pgw 2010
ISBN: 9780888997791
0888997795
Branch Call Number: J 305.8 NYA
Characteristics: 32 p.

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