Jesse Hill, Jr. Dinner

Collection:
Boyd Lewis Photographs
Title:
Jesse Hill, Jr. Dinner
Creator:
Lewis, Boyd, 1944-
Date of Original:
1969/1989
Subject:
Dinner parties--Georgia--Atlanta
African Americans--1970-1980
Awards
Business people--Georgia--Atlanta
Microphone
Eyeglasses
Insurance executives--Georgia--Atlanta
Hill, Jesse, 1927-
Atlanta Life Insurance Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of an unidentified individual (left) presenting an award to Jesse Hill, Jr. (right), the president and CEO of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, at a dinner party in Hill's honor, in Atlanta, Georgia.
From 1973 to 1992, Jesse Hill, Jr. (1927- ) served as president and CEO of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, which became the largest black-owned insurance company in the country under his tenure. In 1973, he became the first African American appointed to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. In 1977, he became president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, making him the first African American to head a major metropolitan chamber of commerce in the United States. Hill also founded the African American newspaper, The Atlanta Inquirer.
Local Identifier:
VIS 101.421.003
ahc101421003.jpg
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/byd/id/1360
Extent:
35 mm black and white negative
Original Collection:
MSS 602, Boyd Lewis Papers, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
Rights:
Rights Statement information

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