CBC Nova Scotia

Mayann Francis

October 19, 2009

Mayann Francis.jpgMayann Francis started out in the Pier. Her dad - who was originally from Cuba - was the pastor at St. Philip's African Orthodox Church. Her mother was from Antigua. Mayann Francis went on to work and study in New York & Toronto.

In 2006, Mayann Francis became the first black person ever to be appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.

She was in Cape Breton last month, for an event celebrating the third anniversary of her installation.

Steve Sutherland had a chance to sit down with the Lieutenant-Governor in the front pew of her father's old church.

Mayann Francis (runs 16:35)

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