Mayann 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)