Thursday, February 3, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month! Videos Honouring Lincoln Alexander

This year (2022) on January 21, it would have been the 100th birthday of Hamilton's Lincoln Alexander.

Biographical Highlights

  • Born (January 21, 1922)
  • Joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (1942)
  • Studied Economics and History at McMaster University (1946-1949)
  • Married Yvonne "Tody" Harrison (1948)
  • Formed Duncan & Alexander, one the first inter-racial law partnerships in Canada (1950's-Early 60s)
  • Became first black member of Parliament (1968)
  • Appointed Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1985)
  • Published his autobiography Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy: The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: A Memoir (2006)
  • Died at age 90 (October 19, 2012)
  • January 21 proclaimed Lincoln Alexander Day in Ontario (2013)

Here are two songs about this legendary man.

Links: D.O. GibsonVideo above courtesy of D.O. Gibson

Links: Bruce SimpsonVideo above courtesy of Bruce Simpson

Learn more about Mr. Alexander below.

Video above courtesy of The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Video above courtesy of CHCH News

Video above courtesy of LincolnAlexanderLaw

Links: More Black History Month VideosMore 100th Birthdays

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