In the summer of 2008, a statue honoring leaders of Virginia’s Civil Rights movement was dedicated on the grounds of Capitol Square in Richmond. One of the cast panels features Oliver W. Hill, an attorney who argued the landmark case Brown vs. the Board of Education… before the Supreme Court. Oliver Hill, Jr. (Virginia State University) shares memories of the change his father effected in Virginia over decades. Also, Charles Ford (Norfolk State University) is studying the papers of some moderate civic leaders in Norfolk who publicly opposed Massive Resistance while privately sharing many of the goals of the segregationists.And: James Sweeney (Old Dominion University) shares revealing insights from the diary of an eminent Richmond moderate of the era, David J. Mays.
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