Lieutenant-Governor Lincoln Alexander was one of first blacks to serve in RCAF
“The air force experience taught me the value of self-respect, discipline, and confidence, and those are elements that have served me well throughout my life. They apply to all areas, whether the air force, the law, or politics,” said Lincoln Alexander in his 2006 memoir Go to School, You’re a Little Black Boy.
Lincoln Alexander, Canada’s first black person elected to the House of Commons, first federal cabinet minister and first black person to serve as lieutenant governor of Ontario, died October 19, 2012, at the age of 90.
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