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Childhood Home of Oliver White Hill, Sr.

(1907 - 2007)

 
 
Childhood Home of Oliver White Hill, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2021
1. Childhood Home of Oliver White Hill, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  
Attorney & counselor, social activist, seeking to end racial discrimination, segregation and Apartheid in America. For over six decades (1934 - 36, 1939 - 98) Oliver Hill litigated cases in Virginia to secure, defend, protect, and preserve equal justice under law for all, including school children, teachers, poor people, African-Americans and other excluded persons.

Home purchased by the Oliver White Hill Foundation in 2007.
 
Erected 2007 by Olier White Hill Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 37° 16.622′ N, 79° 56.802′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker is on Gilmer Avenue Northwest just west of 4th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Gilmer Ave NW, 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. Oliver White Hill Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Amoco Oil ARA III Tank Car AMOX #9465 (approx. ¼ mile away); Trailer Train Flatcar #470534 and Sea-Land Containers

Childhood Home of Oliver White Hill, Sr. image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2021
2. Childhood Home of Oliver White Hill, Sr.
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Depressed Center Flatcar APWX #1002 (approx. ¼ mile away); Norfolk Southern Research Car #31 (approx. ¼ mile away); Virginia Central Porter Rod Driven Locomotive #3 (approx. ¼ mile away); Whitcomb 30DM31 Diesel Switcher (approx. ¼ mile away); Norfolk & Western ALCO C630 Diesel-Electric #1135 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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