Lincoln Alexander passed away yesterday at the age of 90. He called himself the “Obama of Canada” because he overcame racism to become a lawyer, a politician, and Canada’s first black Lieutenant-Governor.
To read more about him, visit Vancouver Sun’s article http://www.vancouversun.com/Lincoln+Alexander+broke+racial+barriers/7421381/story.html
Read his book Go To School you’re a Little Black Kid
- Lincoln Alexander, Canada’s first black MP, dies at age 90 (news.nationalpost.com)
- Lincoln Alexander, Canada’s 1st black MP, dies (cbc.ca)
- Lincoln Alexander leaves a legacy of ‘groundbreaking firsts’ (metronews.ca)
- Lincoln Alexander dies at 90 (thestar.com)
- Lincoln Alexander’s body at Queen’s Park (metronews.ca)