“First Victoria Directory” includes 27 Black citizens

The “First Victoria Directory” was originally published in March 1860. It is “comprised of a general directory of citizens, also, an Officials list, list of voters, postal arrangements and notices of trades and professions; preceded by a preface and synopsis of the commercial progress of the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Illustrated”
From the recognized names, an estimated 27 Black men were listed as citizens. Moses Rowe Smith, who immigrated to Victoria from Ontario, appears to be the only Black man on the list of voters.

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