Oliver White Hill

Born in 1907, Oliver White Hill knew that in order to improve the plights of America’s disenfranchised, marginalized, and ostracized citizens that the challenges to more than the status quo needed to be undertaken. Over more than seven decades, he, along with other prodigious legal minds, forged a legal path which would greatly change America.

Mr. Hill’s life’s work and legacy was to invest in integral young minds the ideas of liberty, fairness and human dignity. To this end, the Oliver White Hill Foundation was established and has remained focused on supporting the next generation of social justice pioneers and engineers.

Ramona L. Taylor, Esq. OWHF President

Message from the OWHF President

Thank you for visiting the Oliver White Hill Foundation website. I hope that the information you find here will inspire you to support our efforts in fostering awareness of and projects that further the legacy of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and civil rights attorney, Oliver White Hill, Sr.

Each year, the call for social justice and support to our communities goes out. And each year, the Oliver White Hill Foundation does its part to answer.  Through the work of many in the Oliver Hill Mentorship Program, for Oliver Hill Day, and through various other Hill-related projects and events, young people are afforded access to educational opportunities and access to life-improving resources.

The Foundation has contributed to public interest internship/externship stipends, encouraged at-risk youth to use their talents through art, and has been part of an ABA recognized workshop which promotes writing excellence for middle and high school students.