UW-Madison Alumni, Hilton Hanna

February is Black History Month so we are going to use this blog to learn a bit more about those who made history in their own way…..people like Hilton Hanna.

Mr. Hanna came to Madison from his native Bahamas in 1934 and enrolled at the UW-Madison. It wasn’t long before he made his presence known. Hanna wrote editorials for the ‘Daily Cardinal’ student newspaper and became the first black person at UW-Madison to be elected to the national forensics fraternity. A working man, Hanna found employment at Oscar Mayer Foods where he was an active member of Butcher Workmans Union Local 538, chairing the education committee.  In 1968 he was elected President of the Madison Urban League.

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