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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