Anderson Ruffin Abbott, M. April 1837 – 29 December was the first Black Canadian to be a licensed physician. His career included participation in the American Civil War and attending the deathbed of Abraham Lincoln.
Black Canadian soldier’s life and D-Day exploits remembered Lester Brown, a black Canadian veteran who fought in D-Day kept nightmares from the war from his family. They pressed him to open up and he did.
James Robinson Johnston (1876 -1915) Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, James Robinson Johnston graduated from Dalhousie University and became the first Black Canadian in Nova Scotia to become a lawyer. Better education and better contribution to society than I was able to achieve....but my skin is pure white in colour so I am a more worthwhile person ?????? How sad and ridiculous racism is....SHAMEFUL nonsense.
Portia White broke through the color barrier to become the first Black Canadian concert singer to win international acclaim. She is considered one of the best classical singers of the century, her voice was described by one critic as “a gift from heaven.
Sam Langford (March 4, 1883 - January 12, 1956) was a Black Canadian boxing standout of the early part of the 20th century. Called the "Greatest Fighter Nobody Knows," by ESPN,he was rated #2 by The Ring on their list of "100 greatest punchers of all time." Langford was originally from Weymouth Falls, a small community in Nova Scotia, A good friend of mine is a distant cousin of his!