Canada's new $10 bill featuring civil rights icon Viola Desmond, who refused to leave the whites-only section of a Nova Scotia theatre in 1946, officially went into circulation this week.
Desmond's courageous act of civil disobedience happened nearly 10 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on an Alabama city bus in 1955. It went on to become one of the most significant moments in Canada’s modern civil rights movement. Nova Scotia issued Desmond both a posthumous apology and pardon in 2009, and seven years later, in 2016, Canada dedicated a bank note in her name, making Desmond the first Canadian woman on a bank note. Desmond's sister Wanda Robson (pictured) accepted the posthumous honor on her sister's behalf. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"It's a giant step forward into knowledge about who we are, where we’ve been, and where we’re going," Robson said. "There’s still a lot of work to be done, and I really hope that this bill will get not only children, but adults, to say, ‘who is that?’ And then people will be able to pass on what Viola did and the amazing differences she made."
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this is a collab with elise (@yangwink) !! so basically we wanted to do a collab that we’ve never seen done before (if this has been done... then forget what i said LOL) and we realized we both like learning dances, so we decided to do both a review on Rumor as well as a joint cover for it!! both of us were really nervous about this but in the end we just decided to go for it 😰 we know we aren’t outstanding or anything but we both like to dance for fun and we wanted to share it with you :-)
edit: i get more and more embarrassed the more i look over this post JSDJFKKDJD i can never go back from this
It was announced recently that issue #1000 of Detective Comics will be introducing the Arkham Knight from the Batman Arkhamverse into canon DC continuity! I'm honestly really excited for this; I dunno about you, but I love the Batman Arkham Knight videogame and still play and enjoy it to this day, so I'm not just excited to see Arkham Knight introduced but also how they'll handle it; will it be Jason Todd, like in the game? It might make sense considering Jason's recent departure from the bat family and going back to the more lethal Red Hood that was more present in Pre-New 52. Or will they just go with an entirely new character to take the Arkham Knight mantle altogether? Either way, I'm really excited to see what direction they'll take with this, I'll definitely be reading it. 😁
Cover of Batman: Arkham Knight #11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #Batman#ArkhamKnight#JasonTodd#RedHood#Robin#robins#Arkham#Arkhamverse#DC#Comics#DCComics#DCComics#Comic#superhero#superheroes#ComicBooks#ComicStuff