'Go to School, You're A Little Black Boy'

'Go to School, You're A Little Black Boy'

The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander : A Memoir

Book - 2006
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Among the important stories that need to be told about noteworthy Canadians, Lincoln Alexander's sits at the top of the list. Born in Toronto in 1922, the son of a maid and a railway porter, Alexander embarked on an exemplary life path that has involved military service for his country, a successful political career, a thriving law career, and vocal advocacy on subjects ranging from antiracism to the importance of education.

In this biography, Shoveller traces a remarkable series of events from Alexander's early life to the present that helped shape the charismatic and influential leader whose impact continues to be felt today. From facing down racism to challenging the postwar Ontario establishment, becoming Canada's first black member of Parliament, entertaining royalty as Ontario's lieutenant-governor, and serving as chancellor of one of Canada's leading universities, Alexander's is the ultimate, uplifting Canadian success story, the embodiment of what defines Canada.

Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781550026634
Branch Call Number: 971.304092 Alexa
Characteristics: 254 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Shoveller, Herb


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