Collections of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
Wayne Adams, portrait - first African Nova Scotian elected to the Assembly
Wayne Adams was first elected to the Assembly for Preston in 1993, becoming the first Black to be a member and also the first Black to be named to the Cabinet on his appointment as Minister of Supply and Services in June of that year. His career background included being a journalist, broadcaster and civil servant. In the community he held the positions of Executive Director of the Black Cultural Centre, President of the Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children, Director of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, and founder of the Eastern Shore Development Commission.
Documents from 1993
Debates of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, Wayne Adams - initial speech in the House of the first African Nova Scotian elected to the Assembly