Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, CCF
A former Citizenship Court judge, railway porter, World War II veteran, political candidate and labour union activist, Stanley Grizzle was a dynamic force in the African Canadian civil rights community. As a railway porter, he helped organize workers under the banner of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, serving as the local chapter’s president for 16 years. In 1959, Grizzle and Jack White became the first African Canadians to seek seats in the Ontario legislature for the CCF. Grizzle was the recipient of many honours, including the Order of Ontario in 1990, and the Order of Canada in 1995. In the 1990s, he was inducted into the Labour Hall of Fame.