The Urban Ag Center is a public-private partnership created to provide Richmond’s MLK Schools into a world-class urban agriculture education and training facility. This effort will be focused on complementing and supplementing STEM education at MLK Middle School and across the Richmond Public School system.
MLK Urban Ag intends to offer education and training related to a variety of ways and means to be an environmental steward, with special attention to:
* Reuse and Recycling
MLK Urban Ag intends to offer education and training related to the crops, farming methods and agricultural histories of four cultures:
* Native American
He was a professor of psychology at Virginia State University and an advocate of a high quality education for all children. He was known among friends as brilliant and down to earth in equal measure.
Hill never strayed far from the principles his parents taught him. He was born into the Civil Rights Movement – his father was the iconic NAACP lawyer Oliver Hill Sr., who helped lead the years-long effort to overturn the “separate but equal” doctrine in the Brown v. Board of Educationdecision.
“We, as a result, would have a lot of threats coming in over the telephone, and so I wasn’t allowed to answer the phone for a long time in the evenings. We even had a cross burned on our yard one time,” Hill said in a 2013 Library of Congress historical interview.