9 Bonaventure Avenue, P.O. Box 1800, Station C, St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 5P9
In partnership with Memorial University, The Rooms is hosting a free community screening as part of its African History and Liberation Month Celebration.
Journey To Justice (Roger McTair | 2000 | 47 min)
This documentary pays tribute to a group of Canadians who took racism to court. They are Canada’s unsung heroes in the fight for Black civil rights. Focusing on the 1930s to the 1950s, this film documents the struggle of 6 people who refused to accept inequality. Featured here, among others, are Viola Desmond, a woman who insisted on keeping her seat at the Roseland movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia in 1946 rather than moving to the section normally reserved for the city’s Black population, and Fred Christie, who took his case to the Supreme Court after being denied service at a Montreal tavern in 1936. These brave pioneers helped secure justice for all Canadians. Their stories deserve to be told.
For more info on the event, visit The Rooms website here.