Monday, August 06, 2007

Civil Rights Attorney Oliver W. HIll Dies at 100

Virginia lawyer Oliver W. Hill may not be as recognizable a name as his Howard University classmate Thurgood Marshall but his legacy as a defender of civil rights for Americans is no less illustrious.

Hill, a WWII veteran and Virginia native was instrumental in dismantling the segregationist laws that were declared un-Constitutional by the Supreme Court in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954.

This civil rights pioneer will be missed but never forgotten.

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