Black History Month In Canada… James Mink

James Mink was the son of a slave who was brought to Canada by a United Empire Loyalist after the American Revolution. He went on to be a millionaire businessman in Toronto, Ontario.

James Mink – Millionaire Businessman

James Mink was a black man who became a respected millionaire businessman in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the 1840s when slavery was rampant in the United States.

Mink was the eldest of 11 children of a slave known only as “Mink.” His father and mother were owned by United Empire Loyalist, Johan Herkimer. Not much is known about his earlier years. Continue reading “Black History Month In Canada… James Mink”

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