Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Jeeyahn Hampton, New Brunswick

Fair address: New Brunswick Provincial Heritage Fair

Project: Viola Desmond


This is about the life of Viola Desmond and her fight for equality. 

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I’ve learned that Viola was very determined and had made her own line of beauty products, all by herself!

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I’ve learned that whatever you do NEVER give up.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I’ve learned that in the past if you were considered to be “non-white” you would not be considered equal under the law like you are today.


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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.