DR. DANIEL & DONNA HILL
Born 1923 in Missouri, Daniel Hill obtained a BA from Howard University before attending the University of Toronto for his M.A. and Ph.D, bringing his future wife, Donna Mae Bender with him. A former state-staffer herself, she immediately made an impact with the Labor Committee for Human Rights, resulting in Ontario enacting anti-discrimination legislation. Over the next few decades, Dr. Hill used his voice in various levels of government before becoming the first full-time director of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. And in 1978, the Hills along with a few others founded the Ontario Black History Society. It was the first major public organization in Canada focused on the history of Blacks in the country. Courtesy of Archives of Ontario.