yea.. it really means a lot

Can anyone explain to me the point of doing this NOW?! The woman DIED in 1965 for christsakes.. what does it matter now?!
 If you are going to apologize to someone try doing it while they are still alive?!

By THE CANADIAN PRESS,, Updated: April 13, 2010 2:35 PM

Scotia to apologize, grant pardon to woman who sat in white theatre

HALIFAX, N.S. – The Nova Scotia government will
apologize and grant a pardon to the late Viola Desmond, a black woman
who was fined and jailed in 1946 for sitting in the whites’ section of a
movie theatre.

Premier Darrell Dexter will be joined by the
lieutenant-governor and his justice minister to grant the apology and
pardon at a ceremony Thursday.

In a statement, Dexter’s office
says the free pardon is based on innocence and recognizes that a
conviction was made in error.

His office says the pardon is meant
to right the wrong done to Desmond.

On Nov. 8, 1946, Desmond went
to a movie theatre in New Glasgow, N.S., to pass the time while her car
was being repaired.

But she took a seat on the main floor instead
of the upstairs section – the only section open to black people.

died in a Halifax hospital in 1965.

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