Rights icon Desmond gets N.S. apology

CBC News

Nova Scotia is officially apologizing to Viola Desmond — six decades after the black woman was convicted for sitting in a whites-only section of a movie theatre.

A ceremony is underway at Province House in Halifax.

"Today is meant to right a 65-year-old wrong," said Justice Minister Ross Landry.

The province is also granting a pardon to Desmond, who died in 1965.

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