Educational Resources

Viola Desmond’s Canada Online Classes (Archive)

Wanda Robson & Viola Desmond: A Story of Two Sisters (Facebook)

Racial Discrimination in Canada (Youtube)

Viola Desmond: Pioneer Black Businesswoman (Youtube)

*In January 2018 Dr. Graham Reynolds will be offering his history course, “Viola Desmond’s Canada” for FREE online. Sign up here to be notified when registration opens.

Viola Desmond’s Canada: A History of Blacks and Racial Segregation in the Promised Land

Book By Graham Reynolds Foreword by George Elliott Clarke With Wanda Robson

Teacher’s Guide (PDF) by Graham Reynolds

Viola Desmond’s Canada: Confronting Racism in the Promised Land

PowerPoint Presentation

The Viola Desmond Story as told by her sister, Wanda Robson

This short documentary was produced by the students of the Bachelor of Education Social Studies Methodology class of 2011. It presents the story of Viola Desmond as told by her youngest sister Wanda Robson.

The Long Road to Justice: The Viola Desmond Story

This documentary was produced by Communications Nova Scotia and it is available free online. It tells the story of Viola Desmond from her early life to the free pardon she was granted, posthumously, in April 2012 on behalf of the Nova Scotia government.


The Pathway to Human Rights – Teacher’s Guide