Ray Lewis, a sprinter and the first Canadian-born Black athelete to earn an Olympic medal (1930s).
NOTE: Resources containing hyperlinks to online materials are highlighted in Bold font
“Aug. 7, 1932: Ray Lewis becomes first Canadian black athlete to win Olympic medal.” Hamilton Spectator, September 23, 2016.
“Bernie Custis: Football Player.” (2011). Ticats.
“Hamilton school to be named after Bernie Custis, pro football’s 1st black starting QB.” CBC News, September 18, 2018.
“Hamilton’s black community honours leaders at annual John C. Holland Awards.” Hamilton Spectator, February 11, 2018.
“Phil Edwards.” (2016). Canadian Encyclopedia.
“Popular phys-ed teacher and former Ticat inspired students to do their best.” Hamilton Spectator, March 5, 2018.
“Ray Johnson.” (2021). McMaster Athletics Hall of Fame.
“Ray Lewis.” (2021). Canadian Encyclopedia.
Hamilton Public Library Special Collections. (1972). Ray Lewis Scrapbook. Hamilton Public Library. [link to resource in the Hamilton Public Library Catalogue - https://hpl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S125C32360]
John Cooper. (1999). Shadow Running: Ray Lewis, Canadian Railway Porter & Olympic Athlete. Umbrella Press. [link to resource in the Hamilton Public Library Catalogue] [link to resource in the Hamilton Public Library Catalogue - https://hpl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S125C24037]
John Cooper. (2002). Rapid Ray: The Story of Ray Lewis. Tundra Books. [link to resource in the Hamilton Public Library Catalogue - https://hpl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S125C569569]
Scott Radley. “Hamilton sprinter’s legend will live on at the Ray Lewis Track and Field Centre.” Hamilton Spectator, August 22, 2018.
Steve Milton. “Gridiron Underground makes it to air.” Hamilton Spectator, December 11, 2017.