Mayann Francis' Memoir (Free Download during AHM)


Celebrate African Heritage Month!

For the month of February, there is no wait list to download Mayann Francis: An Honourable Life

When Mayann Francis was named Nova Scotia’s first Black lieutenant-governor, she wondered if the community would accept her. Francis was born just three months after businesswoman Viola Desmond was arrested for sitting in a whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow. Had enough changed? In this candid memoir, Francis describes her journey from humble beginnings in Whitney Pier, the daughter of immigrants, to the vice-regal office. She explains how her religious faith and her family’s belief in education equipped her for life’s challenges, including the loss of much of her vision.

Francis poses tough questions in this book, but also offers advice and encouragement to anyone faced with challenges.

https://novascotia.overdrive.com (NS Public Libraries)

https://halifax.overdrive.com (Halifax Public Libraries)


Public Libraries have also put together a selection of other biographies, autobiographies, videos and children books from notable African Nova Scotians, available at your local public library.

Click here to see the list of books: https://ansa.novascotia.ca/content/resources-and-links

Publications Community History / Archives Innovation / Innovators

Additonal Toursim Resources
African Nova Scotian Directory - Google Local Guide
African Nova Scotian Tourism Guide
Africville Story Map
Destination Liberty: Your guide to Black Historic Travel Destinations in Nova Scotia
Historical Black Settlements in Nova Scotia (Google Map)
Jamaican Maroons in Halifax: A Black Canadian History Guide
Nova Scotia Toursim: Discover African Nova Scotia

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