Questions on Albert Jackson!

Answer the following questions of your choosing to learn more about Albert Jackson and how he impacted society!

Albert Jackson is regarded as the first Black letter carrier in Canada. Jackson served as a letter carrier for over 30 years. At the time Jackson became a carrier, most Black men in Toronto worked as laborers or in the service industry, with few other opportunities making him obtain this significant position.


  1. Who were the first Black mail couriers in Canada?
  2. What challenges did Black mail couriers face in Canada in the past?
  3. How did Black mail couriers contribute to the development of Canada's postal system?
  4. What was the role of Black mail couriers in the Underground Railroad?
  5. How did the experiences of Black mail couriers compare to those of white mail couriers in Canada?
  6. What impact did Black mail couriers have on the Black community in Canada?
  7. How did Black mail couriers help to break down racial barriers in Canada?
  8. What was the job of a Black mail courier like in the 19th century?
  9. How did the work of Black mail couriers change over time?
  10. Why is the legacy of Black mail couriers important to remember today?
  11. Why do you think Jackson’s achievement was significant for Black men at the time and why?
  12. Why is it important to have racial diversity in government hiring?