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Black History Month: Honoring Amos Hall

Posted at 8:20 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 21:20:14-05

Today as we honor Black History Month, we celebrate Amos Hall.

He was the first African American to be elected to a countywide office and elected as a judge in Oklahoma.

As an attorney for the Oklahoma Association of Black Teachers, Hall led the fight for equal salaries for teachers in the case of Freeman versus Oklahoma City School Board in 1948.

He was appointed special judge of the Tulsa County District Court in 1969.

In 1970, he was elected associate district judge of Tulsa County and served in that capacity until his death.

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