Civil Rights Leader

Viola Desmond’s Death – Cause and Date

The civil rights leader Viola Desmond died at the age of 50. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Remembered for fighting for the rights of fellow African Canadians by refusing to retreat to a segregated portion of Nova Scotia’s Roseland Theatre, she is also remembered for establishing a beauty school catering to the needs of black women and for launching a successful beauty products line for women of African descent.

She and her fourteen siblings grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as the children of Gwendolin and James Davis. She later married Jack Desmond.