Canada places Black woman on $10 bill before America can do right by Harriet Tubman

Viola Desmond stood up for civil rights in Nova Scotia, Canada.

And on Thursday, the late activist was honored during the rollout of a new $10 bill that features her image.

Desmond’s sister, 91-year-old Wanda Robson, represented the leader’s legacy as the new currency was introduced to the public at the Halifax Central Library.  

Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Moreau and Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz assisted Robson with the unveiling.

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