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Hill, Oliver W. 1907-2007

Works: 43 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 464 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Oral histories  Internet videos  History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Documentary films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E185.97, 973.04960730092
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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Oliver W. Hill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill was born in Richmond, Virginia on May 1, 1907. He graduated from Howard University Law School in 1933, second in his class behind Thurgood Marshall. Hill won his first civil rights case in 1940. In 1951, he became one of the lawyers involved with “Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County” which formed one of five cases that were decided by “Brown v. the Board of Education”. Despite threats of violence, Hill persevered, filing and winning more civil rights cases in Virginia than in any other state in the South. Hill was the recipient of numerous awards over the decades, including being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 11, 1999. Hill retired from his legal practice in 1998. Hill has a bronze bust at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia. Hill passed away on August 5, 2007 at the age of 100
Voices of freedom : the Virginia civil rights movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eleven videotaped oral histories (each approximately 20-25 minutes long) of leaders of the Civil Rights movement in Virginia. Voices of Freedom focuses on statewide activities from the 1950s through the early 1970s and includes stories about the "Jim Crow" segregation laws that prevailed up until the mid-1960s; stories about the struggles to change the laws and to change public attitudes; and advice from these civil rights veterans to future generations of Virginians/Americans. Complete transcripts are also available on the website
Interview with A.E. Dick Howard and Oliver W. Hill by A. E. Dick Howard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Disc 262. Civil rights attorney Oliver Hill and law professor A.E. Dick Howard discuss the Constitutional Revision Commission of Virginia in 1968 in front of the Capitol in Richmond. They go over Virginia Constitution history, including how the 1902 Constitution was written with the intent to discriminate against African Americans. Mr. Hill speaks about Massive Resistance, and Mr. Howard comments on awkward interpretations of the Virginia Constitution that let public schools close to avoid integration in the 1950s. The 1968 Virginia Constitution finally included an antidiscrimination clause. Mr. Hill and Mr. Howard relate the reasons why they went into constitutional law. Disc 263. Continuation of discussion about the 1968 Constitutional Revision Commission of Virginia
A fireside chat by Oliver W Hill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chat by Dick Murdock at a meeting of the Fairfax Historical Society in which he talks about growing up in Los Gatos, California, his work as a locomotive engineer and fireman with the Southern Pacific Railroad Company while living in Dunsmuir, his foray into journalism and book writing (Smoke in the Canyon, Hogheads & Highballs: Railroad Lore and Humor), and life anecdotes
Leadership challenges in civil rights law with Julian Bond and Michael Klarman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panel discussion in honor of the contributions to the Civil Rights movement of black lawyers Oliver Hill and Henry L. Marsh in the post World War II period in the South. Klarman speaks of the threat of physical violence, racial prejudice of judges and juries, and teaching blacks about their rights as people. Bond speaks briefly of three periods: the Brown decision, Civil Rights Act of 1965, and the backlash from 1969 to the present. Marsh, the first Afro-American mayor of Richmond, talks about his experiences. Massive resistance to school integration in Virginia is also discussed
Records of the Charlottesville City School Board by Charlottesville (Va.)( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

There are newsclippings on issues of concern to the public, 1913-1983, including new schools, overcrowding, budgets, racial balance and discrimination, and facilities, as well as an article by Virginius Dabney on cheating
Oliver Hill lecture by Oliver W Hill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with Oliver W. Hill Sr by Oliver W Hill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Disc 039. Civil rights attorney Oliver Hill recounts his childhood in Roanoke. High schools for African Americans there were at least 100 miles away, so he moved to Washington DC to go to Dunbar High School. He recalls knowing Charles Houston in the early 1930s while at Howard Law School. Hill discusses the difference between desegregation and integration. Disc 040. Mr. Hill examines his first civil rights cases, the most important being Alston v. School Board of the City of Norfolk. He discusses the differences between trying a case in front of Virginia federal court and Virginia state court. Disc 041. Mr. Hill explains the civil rights court case strategy to force the "separate but equal" doctrine to be observed, which would be expensive and difficult, so the only reasonable alternative would be to integrate. Mr. Hill observes that it was essential to eliminate the disparity between African American and white teacher salaries because the South needed to retain good teachers. He won the Alston case then went off to World War II. He describes what segregation in the Army was like. He also discusses taking the Morgan v. Virginia case, which was based on federal interstate transportation law, to the US Supreme Court. Disc 042. Mr. Hill thinks that the war retarded the growth of the civil rights movement. He recalls the Tunstall case concerning traditional African American railway jobs as firemen. He was also involved in one of the five court cases that led to Brown v. Board of Education, the Prince Edward County case, chiefly concerning equal education facilities. He talks about the judges involved in Prince Edward case. Disc 043. Mr. Hill continues to discuss the judges involved in the Prince Edward case, including Judge Sterling Hutcheson. Mr. Hill explains that 10 years after the Brown decision there was no integration in Prince Edward County because the Supreme Court didn't order desegregation. Hill points to Harry Byrd as the chief antagonizer in Massive Resistance; Hill says that if Harry Byrd hadn't opposed the Brown decision, integration would have happened much sooner in Virginia. Disc 044. A message to young people from Oliver Hill: we have to stop thinking of ourselves as colors or ethnicities or nationalities and start thinking of ourselves and each other as humans. Interview ends at seven minutes. Footage of Old Dominion Bar Association convention begins at 7:10, conversations among bar members and William Elwood, chiefly concerning Samuel Tucker
A conversation with Oliver Hill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A conversation with Oliver Hill before members of the student body and faculty. Included are his brief biographical information, a discussion of his career and outstanding achievements in the legal profession
Interview with Oliver W. Hill and Samuel Wilbert Tucker by Oliver W Hill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Disc 246. Civil rights attornies Oliver Hill and S.W. Tucker discuss the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, including the meaning of "with all deliberate speed." They remark upon how long it took to desegregate schools. They comment on the policies of Senator Harry Byrd and President Dwight Eisenhower. Mr. Hill talks about his service in the military during World War II. Mr. Tucker also served, and he relates stories about how Jim Crow worked in the military. Discs 247 to 250. Mr. Tucker and Mr. Hill recount stories of life under Jim Crow, including experiences with seating on trains and other forms of transportation, service at restaurants, taking the bar exam, race riots, and trying to reserve a bridal suite on a honeymoon. They also tell the story of Dr. Charles Drew. Disc 251. Mr. Hill reviews Virginia's policy of Massive Resistance, the General Assembly's Boatwright committee and Thompson committee, Virginia courts and judges, and the people placement board. At 11:20, Anne Hobson Freeman talks about her new book on the law firm of Hunton and Williams in Richmond. The firm represented the school board of Prince Edward County in 1951 when students there sued the district for integration
African-American biographies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Program is a panel discussion presented at the seventh annual Virginia Festival of the Book. Nancy Damon, Program Director of VABook!, introduced Rick Turner, Dean, University of Virginia, African-American Studies (1988- ) as panel moderator. The panelists included three African-American biographers and a civil rights pioneer : Steven Holmes, correspondent, New York Times (1992- ) ; A. Peter Bailey, editor, Vital Issues (2000- ) ; Jonathan K. Stubbs, Professor, University of Richmond, School of Law (1995- ) ; and Oliver Hill, alumnus, Howard University (1994- ). Mr. Hill is the topic of one of the biographies. The authors, Mr. Bailey, co-author of Seventh Child : a family memoir of Malcom X, published by Birch Lane Press ; Mr. Holmes, author of Ron Brown : an uncommon life, published by Wiley ; and Mr. Stubbs, editor of The Big Bang, Brown v Board of Education and beyond : the autobiography of Oliver Hill, discussed their experiences with the subjects of their respective biographies and difficulties involved with the process. Mr. Hill recounted anecdotes from his life and career. Questions from the audience were answered
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. papers by Lewis F Powell( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mr. Oliver Hill : portrait dedication( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Oliver Hill abogado estadounidense

Oliver Hill advocat estatunidenc

Oliver Hill Amerikaans advocaat (1907-2007)

Oliver Hill amerikansk advokat

Oliver Hill avocat américain

Oliver Hill prawnik amerykański, działacz na rzecz praw obywatelskich

Oliver Hill US-amerikanischer Anwalt und Bürgerrechtler

Oliver Hill xurista estadounidense

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English (39)

Contemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community