Yes, Canada’s $10 dollar bill has a new look and just in time for International Women’s Day! The new bill commemorates one of Canada’s civil rights icons, Viola Desmond.
Viola was a successful business woman who, on November 8th, 1946, was jailed and convicted for refusing to leave a “whites-only” section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre.
Desmond is the first black person and non royal woman to be featured on a Canadian bill.
Photo source: VIA…cbc.ca