African-Canadian History

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Strength as a community is one of the most powerful tools in the society we live in. As Canadians, we are proud of the rich history of breaking down barriers we hold with many diverse groups. As a nation – we serve to provide an exemplar to other nations about how Canadians embrace their unity and the demographics outlines by society do not create walls between Canadians. Through Black History month – we honor the sacrifices of the social minority groups who have continued to make an effort to become a part of Canadian society, and recognize the contributions these individuals have made towards our society. Since colonial times, this group of individuals have struggled to become recognized. African-Canadian history reveals the brutal injustices…show more content…
Do not let me ever give anyone that impression. However, I want the record to show that I accept the responsibility of speaking for him and all others in this great nation who feel that they are the subjects of discrimination because of race, creed or color.” – emphasizing his support towards those who are targeted through discrimination, Alexander reveals his stance on the issue. This message of victory proved that Alexander was a man who was elected to serve; whilst championing racial equality. He served as a role model through his journey as a Canadian Figure head, where his journeys and tribulations played a large role in influencing others and inspiring…show more content…
His life and story, touched the heart of Canadians of all races. His magnitude of contributions towards this nation cannot be made just within such mere words. His passion to develop communities where individuals were recognized for their abilities and potential completely altered societies perception at the time. Today, Canada remains a nation which recognizes equality and fairness. This vision for the nation that remains with gusto and heart – continuing to shape Canada. What remained an idealistic notion for many years, is demonstrated within the walls of this nation which is built on the fundamentals of a strength as a community of citizens who unite. The African-American community has left a strong impact on all aspects of Canada; ranging from social, cultural, political and economical, which hold grand importance. We hold illuminated history, and take this time to not only thank this community for their sacrifices, but to raise awareness for the excellence which is exemplified throughout the years within this
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