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Virgil D. Hawkins was born on 28 November, 1906 in Okahumpka, Florida, is a lawyer. Discover Virgil D. Hawkins's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 82 years old?

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Age 82 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 28 November 1906
Birthday 28 November
Birthplace Okahumpka, Florida
Date of death February 11, 1988
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Nationality Florida

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His wife is Ida B. Hawkins

Parents Virgil W. Hawkins (father)Josephine Hawkins (mother)
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Virgil D. Hawkins Net Worth

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Following his death, "[n]umerous attorneys throughout the state" joined a petition to the Florida Supreme Court to have Hawkins posthumously reinstated to the Florida Bar, a petition granted by the Court in October 1988.


Consequently, it was not until 1977, at the age of sixty-nine, that Hawkins opened his law office in Leesburg, Florida. The Florida Supreme Court later noted that Hawkins "seldom turned away an indigent client in need", but that "his advanced age and lapse of years since attending law school, the loss of a quality law school education, and the strain of practice as a sole practitioner made the successful practice of law difficult". He ultimately faced disciplinary proceedings for matters arising out of his practice. Unable to afford counsel, on one occasion he appeared before the Florida Supreme Court in proper person and pleaded, "When I get to heaven, I want to be a member of The Florida Bar". Finally, "[w]orn and weary from the struggles of the last half of his life, and still unable to retain counsel, Hawkins put down his sword, and attempted to leave the battlefield". Hawkins filed a petition to resign from The Florida Bar which was accepted by the Florida Supreme Court on April 18, 1985. Hawkins died on February 11, 1988.


In 1958, Hawkins withdrew his application to the University of Florida College of Law in exchange for a Florida Supreme court order desegregating the University of Florida's graduate and professional schools. Hawkins attended law school in Boston but was denied permission to take the Florida Bar exam because the law school was unaccredited. Through his sacrifice Hawkins paved the way for other African Americans to attend the University of Florida, and in 1962 W. George Allen became the first African American to graduate from the University of Florida College of Law. Finally, in 1976, the Florida Supreme Court ordered that Hawkins be admitted to The Florida Bar without having to take the bar exam in an attempt to remedy the injustices of the past.


In 1956, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Florida ex Rel. Hawkins v. Board of Control, that Hawkins was "entitled to prompt admission [to the University of Florida Law School] under the rules and regulations applicable to other qualified candidates." However, Florida Governor LeRoy Collins "vowed to resist the order through every lawful means", and the Florida Supreme Court refused to admit Hawkins to the University of Florida because of the potential for "great public mischief" the admission of blacks to white state schools might cause. The public mischief referred to in the opinion consisted of threats by white parents to cause their children to drop out of or transfer to schools other than Florida's white state schools if blacks were allowed to attend.


In 1949, Horace Hill, an NAACP lawyer in Daytona Beach, Florida sought to challenge existing discriminatory practices in education within the state of Florida. At that time, Florida would only provide scholarship to Black students to out of state schools. This was in light of the ruling of Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada, which ruled that states must either provide Blacks with their own school or allow them to attend school with whites. In seeking a plaintiff to challenge a Florida school, Hill found Virgil Hawkins.


Hawkins made his way back to Florida and married Ida Frazier, a schoolteacher, in the 1930s. Following in his wife's footsteps, Hawkins began teaching at Edgewood, a segregated elementary school in Groveland, Florida. For several years he commuted 50 miles to work at the school while he lived in Ocala, Florida. He moved on to being principle of Yalaha Elementary School in Yalaha, Florida. Finding the segregated school system to be fraught with inequalities in wages, facilities, and supplies, Hawkins again found himself thinking of how he could stand up against the everyday injustices faced by African Americans and returning to his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer.


As a teenager in the mid-1920s, Hawkins attended the AME-operated Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. At the time, his home town in Lake County had no public schooling past tenth grade, so Hawkins made the 200 mile journey away from home to achieve his goal of becoming a lawyer. In 1930, Virgil began attending Lincoln University (Pennsylvania) to earn his bachelor's degree, but was unable to finish due to financial constraint. Hawkins was a graduate of Bethune–Cookman College, in Daytona Beach, Florida, which he was able to attend at the age of 37. He later served as Bethune–Cookman's director of public relations beginning in 1949.


Virgil Darnell Hawkins (November 28, 1906 – February 11, 1988) was an African-American educator and Florida attorney who spent several decades of his life fighting for admission to practice law in Florida after having initially been denied admission to the University of Florida School of Law on the basis of his race.


Hawkins was born in Lake County, Florida to Virgil William Hawkins and Josephine Arbelle Hawkins (née Brown), as one of eight children. The family lived in a wood-frame on a ten-acre homestead near Okahumpka, Florida purchased by the senior Hawkins in 1895. The farm offered the family a way of supporting themselves, and both parents worked supplemental jobs for additional income. While living on the farm, the senior Hawkins ran a store and worked picking oranges, while Josephine cleaned and ironed clothing. Both of Hawkins' parents placed great emphasis on their children's education. The Hawkins' were part of a 1917 community effort to raise $300 in order to build a school for African American children with support from the Rosenwald Fund. The Okahumpka Rosenwald School, located a few yards from the Hawkins' home, was what allowed Virgil D. Hawkins and his siblings to receive an elementary education.