The history of Albert Jackson, the first black letter carrier in Canada, is coming full circle.
In 1882, Albert Jackson, a former child slave from the U.S., was hired as a letter carrier by Canada Post.
He and the community had to confront and overcome racism before he could take on his assigned duties. He
worked for 36 years — the rest of his life — as a letter carrier.
This year the Canadian Union of Postal Workers commemorated his struggle during Black History Month and
distributed a poster (click HERE to view) to create awareness of his life and work. CUPW will make a presentation to Jackson’s
living descendants, some of whom are postal workers today, at Sunday’s event.