Dr. Daniel G. Hill memorializes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
On April 9, 1968, Dr. Daniel G. Hill, the OHRC’s first Director and Commissioner, spoke at the memorial service held at Nathan Phillips Square for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee five days previously. The service was held under the combined sponsorship of the City of Toronto, religious, labour and community organizations.
Dr. Hill concluded his tribute with the following words:
Martin Luther King’s death will serve to remind us that in our relationships with our fellow men we must always be motivated by the highest ideals, the finest humanitarian principles and an underlying love for all mankind.
Read Dr. Daniel G. Hill’s statement given at the memorial service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Muhammad Ali and the Ontario Human Rights Code
Check out our annual reports from the past that help to tell the story of how the OHRC and Ontario’s Human Rights Code have evolved over the past six decades.
Looking back, moving forward (2010–2011) details many of the key historical moments in the evolution of the OHRC, and includes the thoughts and vision of many of the human rights pioneers in Ontario.
Human Rights: The next generation (2011–2012) charts the history of the Code, and offers an interesting look to the future.
Watch for more archival information, which will be added regularly over the coming months.