Viola Desmond, Canadian who fought segregation, to appear on $10 note

Businesswoman will be the first woman prominently displayed on Canadian banknote in latest move by prime minister to promote gender equality Canada’s finance minister Bill Morneau stands with Wanda Robson after her sister Viola Desmond was chosen to be featured on a new $10 bank note. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters Viola Desmond, a black businesswoman who…

Joseph H. Rainey, Speeches of African-American Representatives Addressing the Civil Rights Bill of 1875, February 3, 1875

Speeches of African-American Representatives Addressing the Civil Rights Bill of 1875 Representatives Richard H. Cain and Joseph H. Rainey, responding on February 3, 1875, to arguments that the Bill would unconstitutionally infringe the rights of whites Mr. CAIN. Mr. Speaker there are periods in the history of nations and of peoples when it is necessary…

Joseph H. Rainey, Speech on the Civil Rights Act of 1875, Dec. 10, 1873

Speeches of African-American Representatives Addressing the Civil Rights Bill of 1875 Representative Joseph H. Rainey, Republican of South Carolina, speaking on December 19, 1873 in response to an argument that the Bill was unconstitutional under the reasoning of The Slaughter-House Cases and pernicious in that it gave “large numbers of colored persons” the opportunity “to…