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Howard McCurdy
 
 
Howard McCurdy
 
 
Howard McCurdy - photo courtesy of Freida Steele
Howard McCurdy was born December 10, 1932 in London, Ontario. He studied at the University of Western Ontario, Assumption University – the University of Windsor, and he received his Master of Science and a Ph.D. in microbiology and chemistry from the Michigan State University.

McCurdy was elected alderman in the City of Windsor in 1979 and again in 1982 to 1984. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1984 and was re-elected in1988. McCurdy was a candidate for the leadership of the New Democratic Party in 1989.
 
 
Ontario Human Rights Commission Document July 12, 1963  Courtesy of the McCurdy Collection the Archives of Ontario
Howard McCurdy has been committed to work with human and civil rights organizations for decades. He was the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for Michigan State University. He has served as vice-chairman of the Windsor and District Human Rights Institute, director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association of Windsor, and president of the National Black Coalition of Canada. His efforts also included a protest over the “Whites – Thank you’ policy of the
 
Ontario Human Rights Commission Document July 12, 1963 – Courtesy of the McCurdy Collection the Archives of Ontario
Twin Gables Beach in Harrow which he took to the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The document below details the dispute.
 
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