This photo taken Aug. 1, 1980 shows Jesse Hill Jr., an Atlanta businessman and a leader in the civil Rights Movement. Hill has died at the age of 86. Hill was born in St. Louis and serv

 

              This photo taken Aug. 1, 1980 shows Jesse Hill Jr., an Atlanta businessman and a leader in the civil Rights Movement. Hill has died at the age of 86. Hill was born in St. Louis and serv
This photo taken Aug. 1, 1980 shows Jesse Hill Jr., an Atlanta businessman and a leader in the civil Rights Movement. Hill has died at the age of 86. Hill was born in St. Louis and served on the board of directors for a diverse set of companies and nonprofits. He joined the Atlanta Life Insurance Company as an actuarial assistant and became the first African-American president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, now called the Metro Atlanta Chamber. In 1960, Hill and other civil rights leaders founded the Atlanta Inquirer, a newspaper created to serve the city's African-American community. He served as publisher until 1985. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Steve Deal)