The LAC is honoured to be once again hosting a celebration of the life and legacy of a pioneer, the Honourable Lincoln MacCauley Alexander. Everyone is invited to this family event taking place on Sunday, January 21 from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Lincoln MacCauley Alexander, PC CC OOnt CD QC (January 21, 1922 – October 19, 2012) was a Canadian lawyer who became the first black Member of Parliament in the House of Commons, the first black federal Cabinet Minister (serving as federal Minister of Labour), the first black Chair of the Worker’s Compensation Board, and the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1985 to 1991. He was the first person to serve five terms as Chancellor of the University of Guelph, from 1991 to 2007.

The Honourable Lincoln Alexander celebration will be comprised of the following:

– A showcase of the Hon. Lincoln Alexander memorabilia collected over the years which is coordinated by Erika Alexander, Grand Daughter of the late Hon. Lincoln Alexander. (2nd floor Foyer)

– Singing of the Canadian national anthem by Ms. Jasmine Jobity.

– Welcome & Greetings from Councillor Matthew Green & MPP Monique Taylor (Hamilton Mountain)

– A tribute to The Hon. Lincoln Alexander (DubPoet) by Mr. Klyde Brooks

– A musical tribute to The Hon. Lincoln Alexander by Mr. Joe Rhodes

– The screening of A Linc in Time (Documentary – 48 minutes long)

– Following the screening, there will be a talkback & Q & A led by Nicole Brooks (Film Director) of his journey and the legacy he has built for our Hamilton community with community members who knew the Hon. Lincoln Alexander.

Entrance to this event is a donation and children under 12 years old are free.

For more information, call Louise Noel-Ambrose of Eventobe at 905-865-1027 or the Lincoln Alexander Centre at 905-528-5000.

We hope to see you there!