This video examines the case of Viola Desmond, a successful entrepreneur who operated her own beauty parlour and college in Halifax, who was travelling from Halifax to Sydney in 1946 when car trouble stranded her for a few hours in New Glasgow. Attempting to pass the time, she bought a ticket to a movie but ran into trouble when she unknowingly sat in the whites-only section of the theatre. After refusing to move, Desmond was arrested, spent the night in jail and was tried and convicted of defrauding the Province of the one penny tax difference between a floor seat and a balcony seat. She chose to pay a fine of $26 rather than go to jail for 30 days but Desmond appealed the conviction twice, and the case was instrumental in bringing an end to segregation laws in the province. This video features both interviews and period re-enactments of Desmond's story.