New $10 bill tells valuable civil rights story, says Viola Desmond’s sister (CBC)

New $10 bill tells valuable civil rights story, says Viola Desmond’s sister” – by Sherri Borden Colley (Nov. 19, 2018) – CBC

“On Monday, Robson, her husband, Joe, and their son and daughter-in-law, will be at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg to witness the launch of the bill that features Desmond’s image.
Desmond is the first Canadian woman to be featured alone on a regularly circulating banknote.
The historic event comes 72 years after Desmond, a Halifax businesswoman, was arrested and tossed out of New Glasgow, N.S., movie theatre for sitting in the whites-only section.”

The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar

The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar: The violent history of sugar is the subject of a talk at the Brooklyn Historical Society.” By Front Burner – October 9, 2018 (NYT)

James Walvin, a professor emeritus of history at the University of York in England, will discuss his book “Sugar: The World Corrupted, From Slavery to Obesity,” at the Brooklyn Historical Society. He promises not to sweeten the very fraught story of this culinary staple.