Honourable Mayann Francis, portrait - first African Nova Scotian Lieutenant Governor
Mayann Francis became the first Black person to hold the office of Lieutenant Governor and the second Black in Canada to be appointed to that office. Before becoming Lieutenant Governor, she had been Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and Provincial Ombudsman, being the first woman to hold those positions. Mayann Francis has been recognized for her contributions and achievements with the Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), Harry Jerome Award (2000) and the Silver Award from the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (1974).
Documents from 2006
Commission, Honourable Mayann Francis - first African Nova Scotian Lieutenant Governo