A Trinidad-born playwright, actor, director, and theater historian, Errol Gaston Hill served as a professor of Drama and Oratory at Dartmouth from 1968 to 1989.
Hill was an important role model for African-American students at a time when students of color had few mentors with whom they could identify. His impactful campus leadership over the course of his 35-year tenure at Dartmouth included service as an advisor to the Afro-American Society, an affirmative action officer, and a freshman advisor.
IN HIS OWN WORDS
"Nobody was getting the history right; nobody was interested in what went before. So I started it, it had to be done. Whenever I felt there was a need, I took it on."
Last Updated: 5/9/13