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