Jesse and Azira Hill
@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
DescriptionThis photograph shows Jesse Hill, the former leader of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, pictured in 2001 with his wife, Azira, at their home in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia. He sits in a chair and wears a dark shirt and grey jacket. Mrs. Hill stands behind him and wears a pinstriped jacket. Hill became active in the civil rights movement upon his arrival in the city in 1949, while living at the YMCA on Butler Street. The street was renamed in his honor in 2001.