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Gerald E. Talbot Biography - Sampson Center Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

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Gerald Talbot




Keeley Banquet Center

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Gerald Talbot was the first African American to be elected to the Maine state legislature where he was instrumental in the passing of several civil rights bills.He also has served several terms as president of the NAACP Portland Branch, and it was his collection that was the catalyst for the African American Collection, which is housed in the Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine. Gerald Talbot was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

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