Gerald E. Talbot
by Robert Shetterly
In 1972, Talbot became the first member of the Maine House of Representatives when he was elected to represent part of Portland, Maine Democratic Party
"I felt fighting discrimination was the most important thing I could do as an elected official. I said then, and I believe now, that any doctrine of superiority is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous."
- Gerald E. Talbot -
The first African American legislator to serve in the state of Maine, Talbot introduced a number of bills championing human rights and civil rights. Born in 1931, he wrote and published his first book at the age of 75, proving that older persons have much to contribute and countless opportunities to continue to learn.
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