Hill, Charles Andrew
- Dominic J. Capeci
Hill, Charles Andrew (28 April 1893–08 February 1970), pastor and African American civil rights activist, was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Edward Hill and Mary Lance. He attended local public schools before graduating from Cleary Business College in Yipsilanti (1914) and Lincoln University near Philadelphia (1919). He also attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and in 1918 entered the ministry. Hill assisted at the Second Baptist Church and within two years he became pastor of Hartford Avenue Baptist Church, expanding it from thirty-five to several hundred congregants nearly fifty years later. In 1919 he wed Georgia Roberta Underwood and began a family of eight children....