WSB Honors Businessman, Civil Rights Leader Hill With Shining Light Award
September 20, 2007 at 11:35 AM (PT)
COX Talk WSB-A/ATLANTA and ATLANTA GAS LIGHT are honoring civil rights leader and former ATLANTA LIFE INSURANCE CO. President/CEO/Chairman of the Executive Committee JESSE HILL, JR. with their 2007 Shining Light Award. The award, established in 1963, honors ATLANTA's outstanding leaders. HILL, who built the insurace company into the largest African-American-owned financial institution in AMERICA, was a confidant of Rev. Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. and the founder of influential African-American newspaper THE ATLANTA INQUIRER.
"All of us with News/Talk 750 WSB are excited to recognize JESSE HILL, JR. as this year's Shining Light Award recipient," said WSB VP/GM DAVID P. MESZAROS. "Mr. HILL's passion for helping others and his valuable contributions to the Civil Rights movement makes him truly a living legend. Through his actions, he embodies the true spirit of the Shining Light Award." The award is a gas lamp installed in a location meaningful to the recipient; the location of HILL's gas lamp will be disclosed at an OCTOBER 2nd event at the ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER.