The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario is commemorating Lincoln Alexander as part of its outreach for Black History Month.
The union, which represents about 76,000 education workers across Ontario, has distributed a poster that highlights the life and contributions of the province's first black lieutenant-governor, who was also Canada's first black member of parliament.
It features photographs depicting a variety of eras in Alexander's life — including his early childhood in Toronto, his election to Canadian parliament, and an official meeting with Queen Elizabeth II during his tenure as lieutenant-governor.
"We hope that this poster will be displayed in public elementary schools and to encourage discussions around the contributions of all Black Canadians to Canada," ETFO said in a statement.
Alexander died on Oct. 19 in Hamilton. One week later, over a thousand people — including family members, friends, dignitaries and admirers — filled Hamilton Place for the state funeral that honoured the late politician.