Board of Supervisors Honors Life & Legacy
of Oliver White Hill, Sr.
The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors honored the life and legacy of Oliver White Hill, Sr., at its October 9, 2007 meeting.
Mr. Hill, who passed on August 5, 2007 at the age of 100, was the lead counsel for Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward, one of the state cases consolidated into the Supreme Court Case of Brown vs. Board of Education.
Upon presenting the Board's Resolution of Respect to Oliver W. Hill, Jr., PhD., Board Chairman William G. Fore, Jr. stated, "This evening the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors has the opportunity to pay its respects to a man who helped bestow upon our County, our Commonwealth and our nation one of the greatest gifts to future generations -- that of the opportunity for equal education."
Upon accepting the resolution in the memory of his father, Dr. Hill stated, "...when I come to Farmville, and when I see this audience and I see this Board of Supervisors, this is really a monument to my father, greater than any monument up on the Capital grounds here. And you all have much to be proud of as an icon to the whole country of what can happen when people work together. I want to thank you for this, and I want to thank you for making the dream of Brown come true, to have a truly inclusive society here in Prince Edward County. On behalf of my father, I want to thank you again"
Oliver and Lynette Hill
Prior to the Board meeting, the County hosted a reception at the Virginia's Heartland Visitor Center to provide an opportunity for the community to greet Dr. Hill, Jr.
County Administrator Wade Bartlett Greets Oliver and Lynette Hill,
along with Supervisors Moore and Jones.
Oliver W. Hill, Jr., PhD.
To read the Resolution of Respect honoring the life and legacy of Oliver White Hill, Sr., please click here.