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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With the Honorable Vera Hall

Lane, Edgar Carey; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Politician and administrator Vera P. Hall was born on February 17, 1937 in Bolton, North Carolina. She graduated from Armour High School in Armour, North Carolina in 1955. While married with a young child, she attended Coppin College and earned her B.S. degree in 1962. In 1972, Hall was appointed to the state central committee by former Maryland Governor Marvin Mandell. From 1975 to 1979, she worked as a reading specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education. She was then promoted to assistant superintendent of state schools and held that post until 1983. Hall then went on to work as a liaison at Morgan State University from 1983 to 1992. Hall represented Baltimore's fifth district from 1987 to 1995. Hall made history in 1992 when she was elected as the first African American woman chair of a state democratic party, winning by just one vote.
Performers
Racine Tucker Hamilton, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
144 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Vera Hall
The Honorable Vera Hall
Credits
Videographer, Edgar Carey Lane.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Baltimore, Maryland 2004 June 2.
Description
1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 23 min., 52 sec.)) : sound, color
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