Item Details

Interview With A. E. Dick Howard and Oliver W. Hill

Elwood, William A; Kulish, Mykola; Hill, Oliver W
Format
Online; Online Video; Video
Date
2006; 1987-12-07
Duration
22:21
Summary
Part one. Civil rights attorney Oliver Hill and law professor A.E. Dick Howard discuss the Constitutional Revision Commission of Virginia in 1968 in front of the Capitol in Richmond. They go over Virginia Constitution history, including how the 1902 Constitution was written with the intent to discriminate against African Americans. Mr. Hill speaks about Massive Resistance, and Mr. Howard comments on awkward interpretations of the Virginia Constitution that let public schools close to avoid integration in the 1950s. The 1968 Virginia Constitution finally included an antidiscrimination clause. Mr. Hill and Mr. Howard relate the reasons why they went into constitutional law. Part two. Continuation of discussion about the 1968 Constitutional Revision Commission of Virginia.
Creator
Elwood, William A
Kulish, Mykola
Hill, Oliver W., 1907-2007
Interviewee
Howard, A. E. Dick
Language
English
Notes
Digitized by: Cincinnati, Ohio : The PPS Group, 2006.
Source footage for the documentary, The road to Brown : the untold story of “the man who killed Jim Crow” (California Newsreel, 1990), about the life of Charles Hamilton Houston, his crusade for civil rights, and the events that led to Brown v. the Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared the doctrine of separate but equal to be illegal.
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Recorded at Richmond, Virginia.
Collection
William A. Elwood Civil Rights Lawyers Project
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Part one of two.

Part two of two.