Rebecca Hill

Student Historian

Rebecca Hill is an independent black rights activist and fine arts student at York University, in Toronto, Canada. She has her specialization in contemporary and heritage art forms. She is a keen student of black history, black rights, and movements. She is a native of Brooklyn, New York and is currently working on a project about black men and women inventors.

Rebecca also writes her own music for piano, writes short stories and volunteers at Toronto John Howard society, a program that provides services for people who have been in conflict with the law and provides, or encourages others to provide, services such as job placements and training.

When not participating in artistic and philanthropic endeavors, Rebecca enjoys spending time with friends, visiting family and curling up with a good book.

Marie Van Brittan Brown (1922–1999)

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