Historian to be Honored by U of T

Professor Robert Hill, STGC Class of 1959 and distinguished Marcus Garvey scholar  will be one of 16 global giants to be honored by the University of Toronto.

Prof. Robert A. Hill, known as “Bobby Hill” is Professor Emeritus of History and Research Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Visiting Fellow at The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica, W.I. He has been a backbone of the UCLA History Department for over 25 yrs.  Hill previously held appointments at Dartmouth College, the Institute of the Black World (IBW, Atlanta) and Northwestern University, Evanston.

He has compiled the most comprehensive collection of Marcus Garvey writing and artifacts and has written and lectured extensively on the subject.

At STGC, he distinguished himself as a scholar in a class which included Rhode Scholars, Prof. Trevor Monroe and Rev. Ronald Thwaites.

He is from a well known family. His uncles Frank Hill and  Ken Hill were prominent in the political arena in the 40’s and 50’s. His cousin, Anthony Hill is regarded as one of the all time great footballers that STGC has produced. His brother Stephen Hill is the founder/ CEO of Caribbean International Network which operates in the Tri-State.

Effort have been made in the past to have Prof. Hill return to St. George’s College to give the keynote address to a graduating class. Hopefully, this will happen soon.

Congratulations to Professor Robert Hill.

The University of Toronto will recognize 16 outstanding individuals with honorary degrees from Indigenous political and cultural leaders to an internationally renowned photographer and a pioneering pair of evolutionary biologists.

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