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First Black Alabama Congressman Honored

Birmingham, AL -- Attorney Earl F. Hilliard was recognized and honored by the National Alumni Council of the United Negro College Fund as an outstanding Alumnus at its National Pre-Alumni Council Leadership Conference 2011 in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Hilliard was also selected by Morehouse College National Alumni Association as its outstanding Alumnus of 2010.  As a graduate from Morehouse College in 1964, Howard University School of Law 1967, and Clark Atlanta University School of Business 1970, Hilliard was also awarded an Honorary Degree - Doctor of Humane Letters 2000 from Talladega College. 

A Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the National Bar Association, The Alabama State Bar Association and a Life Member of the NAACP, Hilliard served in the Alabama House of Representatives for six years, the Alabama Senate for twelve years and was the first Black to serve in the US Congress from Alabama since Reconstruction. 

He served ten years in the US Congress.  He was one of the incorporators of the Morehouse Athletics Foundation, Inc. and its first Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and presently serves as its Chairman.  He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Alabama Democratic Party. 

Hilliard and his son, Earl Hilliard, Jr. were recently appointed to Morehouse Renaissance Commission by Morehouse's President, Dr. Robert M. Franklin. 
 

STORY TAGS: United Negro College Fund , Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News

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