Lincoln Alexander Day - January 21

Posted On Thursday January 19, 2023

Lincoln Alexander Day is a National Day of Recognition in Canada to honour Lincoln MacCauley Alexander, a prominent Black Canadian and notable figure in the fight for racial equity for Black Canadians. He was the first Black Canadian member of Parliament (1968), first Black Canadian Cabinet Minister (1979) and the first Black Canadian Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario (1985). He served as an Airman in the Royal Canadian Airforce during World War II and in several other civic and elected positions, contributing to national development and advocating for racial equity. Lincoln Alexander Day commemorates his birthday on January 21, 1922, and has been celebrated nationally since 2015. 

DCDSB will celebrate Lincoln Alexander Day on Thursday, January 19, 2023.