Sunday, February 25, 2018

Linc






This  'A'  stamp was all ready for last week, but it seems Olympic fever took hold and it wasn't until late that I realized I never actually posted it.
But, no worries, for Mr Alexander is being honoured by Canada Post for Black History Month.





"I'm proud of being black, but my role in Canada is to serve all the people. I'm a Canadian. Period."

Lincoln Alexander, who died in 2012 at age 90, was a big man (6'3"), full of humour with a booming voice who seemed to be friends with everyone across all social groups and political parties.
Among his many accomplishments were some notable firsts: the first black Member of Parliament, the first black federal cabinet minister, and first black Lieutenant Governor. He was arguably the most popular and beloved Lieutenant Governor of Ontario - he was even voted as the greatest Hamiltonian of all time by a poll in the city he spent most of his life.  He had buildings, schools and even a highway named after him which he found particularly amusing as he never had a driver's license. The Lincoln Alexander Expressway is always called the Linc, just as he always wanted everyone to call him.
For Sunday Stamps, a combo A & B
issued February 2018

5 comments:

  1. Very nice combo for A&B, and what a great stamp.

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  2. I should confess I haven't heard of him. Great man, and nice stamp.

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  3. Just right to honour such a man in A and B.

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  4. Unique person and a nice portrait.

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