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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oliver White Hill Sr.

(1907-2007)

 
 
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By Kevin W., May 22, 2021
1. Oliver White Hill Sr. Marker
Inscription.  Oliver White Hill Sr., civil rights attorney, helped dismantle legally mandated racial segregation in the South. He graduated from the Howard University School of Law in 1933 and returned to Richmond, his native city, in 1939. Working for the Virginia NAACP, he challenged inequities in education, public facilities, voting rights, and the criminal justice system. One of his cases was consolidated into the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision (1954). In 1948, Hill became the first African American elected to the Richmond City Council in the 20th century. The Finance Building in the Capitol Square was renamed for him in 2005.
 
Erected 2020 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-8.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 37° 32.25′ N, 77° 26.129′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling east
Oliver White Hill Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 22, 2021
2. Oliver White Hill Sr. Marker
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on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 E Main St, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richmond Bread Riot (a few steps from this marker); Richmond Evacuation Fire (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spottswood W. Robinson III (about 400 feet away); Great Turning Basin (about 400 feet away); The First National Bank Building (about 400 feet away); Anna Maria Lane (about 500 feet away); The Bell Tower (about 500 feet away); 1201 East Cary Street (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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