Civil Rights Leader and Former Newspaper Publisher Jesse Hill Jr. Dies at 86

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By: Associated Press

Atlanta (AP) — Jesse Hill Jr., a civil rights leader who helped start Atlanta’s first black community newspaper in 1960, has died. He was 86.

Hill and other civil rights leaders founded the Atlanta Inquirer and he served as publisher until 1985. Inquirer Deputy Editor David Stokes says Hill’s wife contacted the paper with news of his death Monday. It wasn’t immediately clear how Hill died.

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