Hill's "Homegoing" 

click to enlarge street33_hill_100.jpg

Among the roughly 2,000 participants at Oliver White Hill Sr.'s memorial service Aug. 12, the term "homegoing" was often used to describe the ceremony honoring his life. The civil rights leader, who died Aug. 5 at 100 years old, is best remembered for his involvement in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision that decreed the desegregation of schools. Hitting on the same theme, Gov. Tim Kaine noted in his eulogy that holding the ceremony at the Greater Richmond Convention Center was fitting, since the back wall of the building runs along the block where Hill's old law firm, Hill, Tucker & Marsh, once had its offices.

Pictured here (background, left to right) are former Virginia governors Gerald Baliles, Chuck Robb and Jim Gilmore (in profile). Others who paid their respects included (front row from left): Virginia ABC Board Commissioner and Oliver W. Hill Foundation President Esther H. Vassar; former Hill law partner and State Sen. Henry Marsh; Secretary of Public Safety John Marshall, the son of late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; and former President and Director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Elaine R. Jones. s

  • Click here for more News and Features
  • Favorite


    Subscribe to this thread:

    Add a comment

    More by Amy Biegelsen

    Connect with Style Weekly

    Newsletter Sign-Up

    The Flash
    The Bite
    The Scoop

    Most Popular Stories

    • Tipping Point

      Tipping Point

      Hundreds gather at monthly Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America meeting.
      • Feb 22, 2018
    • A Tale of Two Terminals

      A Tale of Two Terminals

      How two railroad depots have become premiere event spaces.
      • Feb 20, 2018
    • Signs Everywhere

      Signs Everywhere

      An astrologer in Carytown reads the city’s future for 2018.
      • Feb 20, 2018
    • Healing Circle

      Healing Circle

      A memoir writing class at VCU helps students and diverted offenders find their voices.
      • Feb 20, 2018
    • More »

    Copyright © 2018 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation