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Grizzle, Stanley : Stanley Grizzle was born in Toronto in 1918. His family immigrated from Jamaica in 1911. He served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps overseas during the Second World War. From 1946 to 1962, he served as an officer of the Toronto CPR Division of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. He ran as a CCF candidate in 1959. From the early 1960's he served with the Ontario Labour Relations Board until 1978. In that year, he was appointed Judge in the Canadian Court of Citizenship, the first African-Canadian in the court's history. He received many honours including his induction into the Labour Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Order of Canada in 1995. He has published a book, My Name's Not George (Toronto Umbrella Press 1998), the story of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in Canada and several brochures on Blacks in Canada.
Support brand: Artists' Choice / Premium Quality Canvas, Artist Approved
Work carries the item number R10961-454.
Signatures and inscriptions note:
Inscribed in blue, recto, lower right: Stapleton (complete transcription), Inscribed in blue ink, verso, lower right: Judge Stanley Grizzle / portrait for Labour Hall of Fame / painted from life / WJ (complete transcription)