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Guide to the Tarea Hall Pittman papers, ca. 1951-1970
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Collection consists of many groups of photographs commemorating activities and events involving Pittman and the NAACP Regional Office during the years 1951-1970; publications issued by the Office or other organizations active in civil rights during this period; and Pittman's office files maintained during this period, including some personal material. Organized into three series: photographs, publications, and NAACP Regional Office files.
Tarea Hall Pittman was a native of Bakersfield, Calif., a member of one of the pioneer families of Kern County. She received her BA degree from San Fancisco Stae Collega and a Master of Social Welfare degree from the University of California, Berkeley. While attending Berkeley, she began a career in radio, founding the program "Negroes in the news" with which she would be affiliated for many years. Always acrive in civic affairs, Pittman began her affiliation with the NAACP by accepting an appointment as field secretaty. She later headed the West Coast Regional Office until her retirement in 1970.
Please credit California State Library.