In honour of Black History Month – Sir James Douglas

February is Black History Month and I am reminded of a short article I published many moons ago in the Vancouver Sun on the life of Sir James Douglas, first Governor of British Columbia. Many do not realise he was of “mixed-race” ancestry born in Demerara, British Guyana – the son of a “free coloured” mother from Barbados and a Scottish merchant. Here is the full text of the article published originally in February 2003.