Albert Jackson remembered

Albert Jackson was a letter carrier in Toronto. He is thought to be the first Black letter carrier in Canada.

Jackson was not a letter carrier at first.

In 1882, Jackson got a job as a letter carrier.

But Jackson’s co-workers would not train him. He was given a lower job as a hall porter.

The Black community in Toronto pushed the government to help.

Jackson became a letter carrier.

Jackson was a letter carrier for 36 years in Harbord Village, Toronto.







Adapted from Canada Post • Photo: Canada Post