Virgil Darnell Hawkins was an African-American trailblazer. Through and by way of his unrelenting effort to become a Florida lawyer, the Jim Crow laws, that once kept Florida's African Americans from attending the white public universities and colleges, were eventually abolished. This paved the way for the end of discrimination in Florida's schools of higher learning and opened the way for African Americans to attend state universities and colleges.
This program and presentation honor Mr. Virgil Darnell Hawkins.
Hardaway Law Firm; Virgil Hawkins Historical Society; Virgil Hawkins Bar Association of Polk County; Black Filmmakers of Central Florida; Kathleen High School Video and TV Production Team; and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Mu Zeta Lambda Chapter, "Virgil Hawkins: Educator & Civil Rights Activist" (2016). Oral Histories, Presentations, and Videos. 2.