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The Letters of Oliver and Bernie Hill: The Making of a Legendary Civil Rights Lawyer by Margaret Edds

Thursday, February 6, 12:00pm1:00pm
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Virginia Historical Society
Robins Family Forum
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On February 6 at noon, Margaret Edds will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled "The Letters of Oliver and Bernie Hill: The Making of a Legendary Civil Rights Lawyer."

Oliver and Bernie HillAuthor-journalist Margaret Edds discusses more than 200 letters written during the first years of the Hills’ marriage, while Oliver was struggling to launch a law practice in Roanoke and Bernie was teaching in Washington D.C. The 1934–36 letters illuminate Hill’s early association with the N.A.A.C.P. and the Virginia Teachers Association, work that led in future years to participation in historic court challenges to Jim Crow segregation.

Margaret Edds is an author and retired journalist who is researching a book on Oliver Hill and Spottswood Robinson.

Free admission for Richmond Times-Dispatch readers with a Press Pass coupon.

 

 

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