On January 26th, 2013, the community of Nova Scotia, lost a truly special lady. The imprint Ms. Lewis left on the Africville Museum, is undeniable. Ms. Lewis holds a special place in Canadian history, not to mention, the significant part she played in current Africville history!
She was the very first chairwoman to sit on the board for the Africville Heritage Trust, and excelled while she was with the organization! Ms. Lewis was so much more than that though, she was a revolutionary! It's evident to see that Ms. Lewis was passionate about making the world a better place, and that she did.
Daurene Lewis was a descendant of the Black Loyalist and she was born in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. It was in 1984 when history was made, especially in regards to the Canadian population. Ms. Lewis became the FIRST EVER, female Black Mayor in Canada. I can only imagine how many people, she had a direct and indirect influence on! It's history moments like these, that motivates the next generation to be great. Leading by example is what Ms. Lewis consistently did so many ways while she was here! Let's take a brief look at some of her accomplishments.
You will always be appreciated, and the legacy of your passion lives on through your work!
That is only the tip of the iceberg, Ms. Lewis is even deeper than that! If you are still interested about finding more information on the late Daurene Lewis, here are 2 great links