Gerald Talbot, 73, three-time president of the Portland chapter of the NAACP and
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Gerald Talbot, 73, three-time president of the Portland chapter of the NAACP and the first African-American legislator in Maine, donated his large collection of African-American and civil-rights memorabilia to the University of Southern Maine in Portland in 1995. The African-American Collection of Maine, part of the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity, was the locus for the documentary, "Anchor of the Soul," augmented by the collection of Harold E. Richardson, a long-time member of the Portland Water District Board. USM president Richard Pattenaude says the school will rename Luther Bonney Auditorium in honor of Gerald Talbot. With details on the collection.
African Americans, Citizen activists, Collectibles, Talbot, Gerald E
Russell, Diane, "Gerald Talbot, 73, three-time president of the Portland chapter of the NAACP and" (2005). Maine News Index – Portland Monthly. 811.