February 15

Today’s Black Brilliance info is about Michaëlle Jean, who was born in Haiti in 1957. In 1968, she immigrated to Canada with her parents, and became fluent in five languages. She worked in women’s shelters and taught Italian at a University. She became the first person of Caribbean descent to star on French television news in Canada. In 2005, Michaëlle Jean became the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.