Oliver W. Hill at the General Assembly
Original Author: Richmond Times-Dispatch
Created: January 30, 1956
Medium: Photograph
Publisher: Richmond Times-Dispatch

Oliver W. Hill at the General Assembly

On January 30, 1956, civil rights attorney Oliver W. Hill stands before the General Assembly in Richmond to argue for the desegregation of public schools in Virginia as mandated by the U.S. Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954) and Brown II (1955). Albertis S. Harrison, a state senator who would later become governor of Virginia, sits in front of Hill at lower left.

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