Lincoln Alexander was a notable Ontarian who broke many boundaries

Born of Caribbean immigrant parents in Toronto, in 1922 Alexander had a modest start to life. In an era when opportunities for Black people remained few, his father worked as a train porter for the Canadian Pacific Railway and his mother worked as a maid. When he was still young his parents separated and he spent time living in Harlem with his mother. It was here that he encountered some strong role models, and he resolved to build himself a better life to that of his parents.

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