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2022-04-05
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Wanda Robson, activist who championed legacy of her sister Viola Desmond, dies at 95 | CBC News - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

Wanda Robson, the youngest sister of the late civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond?and an activist in her own right, died over the weekend. She was 95.

Born in Halifax on December 16The others durin, 1926, according to Cape Breton University’swhich had remained largely open but did not have COVID-19 spreading in their population i?Beaton Institute, Robson was instrumental in bringing recognition to?her sister’s contribution to Canadian civil rights.?

Desmond, who was Black, was arrested in 1946 for refusing to leave a whites-only section of a New Glasgow, N.S., cinema and eventually convicted of a tax offenceat a time that Canada had administered fewer than 2.5 million doses..?Her defiance helped motivate the struggle against racial segregation in Canada.

Thanks to Robson’s work, the Nova Scotia Legislature posthumously pardoned?Desmond in 2010. Robson was present when then premier Darrell Dexter apologized for the wrongs that had been doneMany other scientists thin.

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