Lincoln Alexander has died at 90 years old.
Among his many accomplishments, he was the first Black MP elected in Canada (1968 -- re-elected 4 times, in his last term appointed Cabinet Minister), served as Ontario's Lieutenant-Governor, was chair of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, and that is just scratching the surface of his many contributions. A beloved citizen in Hamilton
, the city named a Highway after him "The Linc" ... a running joke with him since he did not drive. [more inside]
posted by chapps
on Oct 23, 2012 -