Roanoke, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Oliver White Hill Sr.
Erected 2008 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-91.)
Location. 37° 16.618′ N, 79° 56.806′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker is on Gilmer Avenue Northwest just west of 4th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located beside the sidewalk directly in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Gilmer Avenue Northwest, Roanoke VA 24016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Street Business District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oscar Micheaux (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Influence of Churches in Gainsboro (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Once-Vibrant African American Community (approx. 0.4 miles away); Social and Cultural Life (approx. 0.4 miles away); Evolution of a Neighborhood Name (approx. 0.4 miles away); From Frontier to Urban Community... A Gainsboro Prelude (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke.
Also see . . . Oliver White Hill. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree at Howard University, he graduated in 1933 from Howard University Law School, second in his class only to his friend Thurgood Marshall. In Richmond, Hill founded his first law firm, Hill, Martin and Robinson, and joined with Charles Hamilton Houston on the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) legal team. In addition to his civil rights litigation, Hill served as an officer or on the board of many national, state, and local organizations, including the NAACP and the National Bar Association. (Submitted on October 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.