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Historical Figures (Black History Edition)

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To help people of my community, I joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1990.In 2007, I became the first Black female commissioned officer in the RCMP. Who am I?
I was born in Madeira, Portugal in 1705. I was a slave for multiple years and brought to Montreal in 1725. When i asked for freedom I was rejected . On April 10 1734 in Montreal: 46 buildings of merchant quarter were burnt down. I was blamed for this and was put on a 6 week trial. Who am I?
In 1946, I founded the first black owned and published newspaper in Nova Scotia. Who am I?
I was the first African-Canadian woman to be elected to the House of Commons, appointed to the Federal Cabinet and the first Fairness Commissioner of Government of Ontario. I motioned Black History month before the Parliament. Who am I?
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In 1854, I founded the Windsor Ladies Clud a.k.a The Mutual improvement Society. I also established a school for discriminated youth who were excluded from local public schools. Who am I?
Recommended by Pierre Trudeau, I was summoned to the Senate in 1984 which made me the first Black female Senator of North America. Who am i?
He was the first Black person to become a Member of Parliament in 1968. Who am I?
I held the world record for the 100 m sprint. The news named me "Athlete of the Decade" and "World's Fastest Man". Who am I?