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Georgine Hill (r) with her daughter Dr. June Hill, a Smith College graduate, and her grandson Jay Butler, a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School.

Georgine Hill (r) with her daughter Dr. June Hill, a Smith College graduate, and her grandson Jay Butler, a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School.

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Georgine Hill, 95, civil rights activist, arts supporter

Black History

With her death in Bermuda on Jan. 27, just a few days short of her 96th birthday, Georgine Russell Hill has joined the annals of black history. Roxbury has lost its most outstanding dowager and her family has lost its loving matriarch.