Le Jeune, Olivier National Historic Person

Québec, Quebec
Material from The Kids Book of Black Canadian History written by Rosemary Sadlier and illustrated by Wang Qijun is used by permission of Kids Can Press Ltd., Toronto. (© Wang Qijun, 2003)
Artistic rendition of Olivier Le Jeune
(© Wang Qijun, 2003)
Address : Québec, Quebec

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 2022-02-08
Life Date: 0 to 1654

Other Name(s):
  • Olivier Le Jeune  (Designation Name)

Importance: First documented person of African descent living on a permanent basis in Canada (New France), provides a glimpse into the experiences of enslaved people based on historical records