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Monday, January 03, 2005

An NAACP family legacy is handed down

By KELLEY BOUCHARD, Portland Press Herald Writer There are no visible scars, but racism has marked Gerald Talbot's life. In the mid-1960s, a landlord agreed to rent him an apartment in Portland's West End, then he reneged when Talbot returned to show the place to his wife, Anita, who has a darker complexion. At about the same time, Talbot twice failed the exam for a telephone company job when he was given only a few minutes to take the lengthy test. Later, the man who administered the exam told Talbot that he was instructed to make him fail because of his civil rights activities. Full Story:


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