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ON THE COVER History delivered (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER History delivered (Spring 2019)

COURTESY CANADA POST


Canada Post recently issued a new stamp in honour of Canada’s first black postman, Albert Jackson. His route included Harbord Village. For a reprise of Gleaner coverage on Jackson see page 10 and for more on the stamp, please see page 2.

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CHATTER: Albert Jackson stamp issued (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · 1 Comment

Canada Post issued a stamp honouring Albert Jackson just in time for Black History month this year. Born a slave in Delaware in the 1850s, Jackson came to Canada as a toddler on the Underground Railway. He grew up in Toronto and won a position as a letter carrier in 1882. The other Canada Post employees refused to train him because of the colour of his skin, and the media fuelled a heated public debate about “the coloured postman”.

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HISTORY: Delivering history in Harbord Village (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · 1 Comment

HVRA lane-naming project leads to The Postman

In March of 2015 the Gleaner featured coverage of the pending play, The Postman, that was staged on neighbourhood porches in the summer of that year. The Harbord Village event commemorated the life and times of Albert Jackson, Canada’s first black postie. On the occasion of Canada Post issuing a stamp in Jackson’s honour, we are reprinting this article 

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CHATTER (JULY 2017): Plaque commemorates Canada’s first Black letter carrier

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (JULY 2017): Plaque commemorates Canada’s first Black letter carrier

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: Heritage Toronto unveiled a plaque commemorating Albert Jackson, Canada’s first Black letter carrier, on July 21. The plaque is located on Lombard Street, outside the former Toronto General Post Office. Jackson lived and delivered mail in the Annex, and was the subject of The Postman, a play performed on Brunswick Avenue, Palmerston Boulevard, and Major Street in 2015.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY 2017): Moving to the centre

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY 2017): Moving to the centre

Crossing Bathurst Street with A Different Booklist

 

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