tarea-ty-hall-pittman

Tarea “Ty” Hall Pittman, 1903-1991

Tarea “Ty” Hall Pittman, 1903-1991

Tarea “Ty” Hall Pittman, 1903-1991
Tarea Hall Pittman was a civil rights leader, social worker, and community activist who fought to abolish segregation and force war industries to hire African American workers during WWII. Pittman was active in civil rights organizations in the 1930s, serving as president of the California State Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and organizing branches of the National Negro Congress on the West Coast. She hosted a radio program for over 45 years, Negroes in the News, devoted to publicizing positive news about the African American community on KDIA in Oakland. In the 1940s, Pittman anticipated the large-scale migration of blacks to the West Coast and helped ease their transitions into Bay Area communities. She organized protests against Kaiser Shipyards and other war industries to force them to hire African Americans. During WWII and into the 1950s, Pittman helped abolish segregation in the Oakland Fire Department, and lobbied for fair employment practices in the Western states. Pittman was active in the NAACP, holding several positions, including Regional Director of the West Coast from 1961 to 1965.

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  1. Tarea “Ty” Hall Pittman, 1903-1991
    Tarea Hall Pittman was a civil rights leader, social worker, and community activist who fought to abolish segregation and force war industries to hire African American workers during WWII. Pittman was active in civil rights organizations in the 1930s, serving as president of the California State Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and organizing branches of the National Negro Congress on the West Coast. She hosted a radio program for over 45 years, Negroes in the News, devoted to publicizing positive news about the African American community on KDIA in Oakland. In the 1940s, Pittman anticipated the large-scale migration of blacks to the West Coast and helped ease their transitions into Bay Area communities. She organized protests against Kaiser Shipyards and other war industries to force them to hire African Americans. During WWII and into the 1950s, Pittman helped abolish segregation in the Oakland Fire Department, and lobbied for fair employment practices in the Western states. Pittman was active in the NAACP, holding several positions, including Regional Director of the West Coast from 1961 to 1965.

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