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Viola Desmond stamp launches Black History Month tomorrow

In 1946, Viola Desmond went to jail for defying an order to sit in a segregated section of a movie theatre. Known as Canada’s Rosa Parks, Desmond has become an icon for Canadian civil rights and is the subject of a picture book Groundwood Books was proud to publish last year: Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged by Jody Nyasha Warner, with gorgeous illustrations by Richard Rudnicki.

Naturally, we were thrilled to find out that Viola Desmond will be featured on a stamp by Canada Post. The stamp will be publicly unveiled tomorrow to launch Black History Month in Nova Scotia.

> Read more about this on the CBC website

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