1 hr 41 min

s1 e6 — VIOLA DESMOND and ZHENG YI SAO: Bravery often wears a skirt. One refused to give up her seat, the other became the leader of a ginormous fleet‪.‬ Notorious Women

    • Comedy

This week, in an effort to keep her "black card" and in honor of Black History Month, Lavetta tells the heroic story of Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond, and Miriam recounts one of the most successful pirates in history, Zheng Yi Sao.
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In this episode, Lavetta introduces the life and legacy of Viola Desmond (Canadian, 1914–1965), a black businesswoman who fought against racial discrimination in the 1940s. The hosts discuss how Desmond faced discrimination when she was denied admission to beauty school and later experienced segregation at a movie theater. Desmond challenged the unfair treatment in court, but her appeal was dismissed. Despite the setback, her act of defiance against racial segregation opened the floodgates for others to stand up against discrimination. Next, Miriam introduces the life of pirate Zheng Yi Sao (Chinese, 1775–1844). A former prostitute, Zheng married her husband, a pirate, and upon his death, she became the leader of his large pirate confederation and terrorized the South China Sea. At the height of her powers, she commanded 400 junks and 60,000 pirates. She eventually retired from piracy and managed a successful smuggling racket.
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This week, in an effort to keep her "black card" and in honor of Black History Month, Lavetta tells the heroic story of Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond, and Miriam recounts one of the most successful pirates in history, Zheng Yi Sao.
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In this episode, Lavetta introduces the life and legacy of Viola Desmond (Canadian, 1914–1965), a black businesswoman who fought against racial discrimination in the 1940s. The hosts discuss how Desmond faced discrimination when she was denied admission to beauty school and later experienced segregation at a movie theater. Desmond challenged the unfair treatment in court, but her appeal was dismissed. Despite the setback, her act of defiance against racial segregation opened the floodgates for others to stand up against discrimination. Next, Miriam introduces the life of pirate Zheng Yi Sao (Chinese, 1775–1844). A former prostitute, Zheng married her husband, a pirate, and upon his death, she became the leader of his large pirate confederation and terrorized the South China Sea. At the height of her powers, she commanded 400 junks and 60,000 pirates. She eventually retired from piracy and managed a successful smuggling racket.
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If you like this episode, please join us weekly for more discussions of notorious women. 
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email: notoriouswmpod@gmail.com
instagram: instagram.com/notoriouswomenpodcast/
patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotoriousWomen
website: https://notoriouswomenpodcast.com/
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1 hr 41 min

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