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(CNN) Almost a decade before Rosa Parks sparked the civil rights movement in the US, a woman in Nova Scotia kicked off Canada's with a similar act of defiance at a segregated movie theater. And this month, that woman, Viola Desmond, became the first black person appear alone on Canadian currency. She's also the first woman to appear alone who's not a British royal. The Bank of Canada unveiled a new $10 bill featuring Desmond last week on International Women's Day. She was selected after an open call for nominations for an iconic Canadian woman to appear on a redesigned bank note, the bank said in a statement . The new bill will be in circulation by the end of the year. The then-32-year-ol... Full story

13 March