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This is such a momentous occasion… My sister, a woman, a Black woman, is on the $10 bill.

Wanda Robson

Wanda Robson seated beside portrait of Viola Desmond. She is holding a 10 dollar bill.

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Discover the story behind Canada’s $10 bill.

Viola Desmond helped inspire Canada’s civil rights movement by refusing to give up her seat in a movie theatre. Now, she’s going to be on a $10 bill.

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A head-and-shoulder portrait of a smiling Viola Desmond. She is wearing a light blue jacket with embroidered patterns on it. The jacket is held together at the collar by a large pin in the shape of a hand making a “V for victory” symbol.

Witness the struggle for freedom that changed everything.

June 2018 to January 2019

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A black and white photograph of Nelson Mandela standing in front of a podium. He is smiling and waving.

What document recognizes the dignity and rights of all human beings?

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Location

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0L5

Hours

Today

Open Today:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission

Adult General Admission:

$21

Events

Winter holiday programming

December 26, 2018 to January 5, 2019

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TiBert le Voyageur

January 4, 2019

Cost: Free with admission

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Coffieman!

January 5, 2019

Cost: Free with admission

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Exhibitions

Experience 150 years of human rights history.

December 2017 to March 2019

Rights of Passage: Canada at 150 explores the key debates and issues that have been central to the evolution of the Canadian conversation on rights and freedoms, justice and equality.

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Stories

What if you were taken from your family?

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Un groupe de garçons en pyjamas agenouillés sur des lits simples, la tête baissée et les mains jointes comme s’ils priaient. Une femme est debout dans la chambre et a aussi les mains jointes.

The Story of Africville

By Matthew McRae, Communications Advisor

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Bringing the Ancestors Home

By Matthew McRae

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A black and white image of an elderly woman with white hair holding a mask that is shaped and painted to represent a bird’s head. It features a long beak with an open mouth and feathers attached to the top of the head. The woman is looking directly at the mask she is holding.

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Photo: Jessica Sigurdson/CMHR