Canada recognizes boxer George Dixon as a Person of National Historic Significance

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Halifax/CMEDIA: Canada would commemorate the national historic significance of George Dixon (1870-1908), in a plaque ceremony at Africville Museum, 5795 Africville Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia on Monday, June 12 at 11 am, a news release said.

Taking part in a Parks Canada and Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, the ceremony would be paricipated by Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and Member of Parliament for Halifax.

Fillmore would make the announcement on behalf of Steven Guilbeault, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada.

Regarded as one of the top boxers of the late 19th century, George Dixon is widely renowned for his stamina, speed, and defence and became the first Black boxer and first Canadian to win a world title by overcoming racial prejudice.

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