Wanda Robson is the author of Sister to Courage: Stories from the World of Viola Desmond, Canada’s Rosa Parks.
Books by Wanda Robson
A History of Blacks and Racial Segregation in the Promised Land
In 1946, Viola Desmond was wrongfully arrested for sitting in a whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. In 2010, the Nova Scotia Government recognized this gross miscarriage of justice and posthumously granted her a free pardon. Most Canadians are aware of Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a racially segregated bus in Alabama, but Viola Desmond’s act of resistance occurred nine years earlier. However, many Canadians are still unaware of Desmond… (more information)