1892 - Anderson Abbot

Anderson AbbotOn November 21st, 1892, Toronto’s Anderson Abbot, who was the first Canadian-born person of colour to graduate from medical school, is appointed aide-de-camp of the New York Commanding Officers Department. An aide-de-camp is a military officer acting as a confidential assistant to a senior officer. At the time, this was the highest military honour bestowed to a Black person in North America. 

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