Jack Hill, a war veteran, owned and operated a successful catering business, started the first African American Boy Scout Troop in San Bernardino, and is the first African American president of the San Bernardino Area of Chamber of Commerce. He is an entrepreneur, a dedicated family man, hard-working community member and man of God.
The Jack Hill Lifelong Learning Center, located in San Bernardino’s Norman F. Feldheym Central Library, is named in his honor.
African American Places and Spaces in the Inland Empire was developed by William Ratibu Jacocks and his wife, former California Assembly member Wilmer Amina Carter, at the request of the Prince Hall Masons No. 17 of San Bernardino. The original video featured two Martin Luther King, Jr. statues and a handful of streets and buildings named for African Americans. While the original focused mostly on San Bernardino sites, the 3rd edition includes locations in Riverside County.