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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Teaching history answered Robert Hall’s questions

A search for answers led one young and curious Robert Hall down a path of discovery that ultimately resulted in a 30-year teaching career.

“I had a few pressing questions.  I wanted to know why there were so many inequalities in the races,” he said.  “There were no Black elected officials in Tunica County when I was growing up.  There were no Blacks at the registers.  Blacks could not go in the front of restaurants.  The segregated South that I grew up in, it was confusing to me, but I believed that history had those answers.”

Hall said he has now well observed answers to his questions and local political encounters of historical significance.  He recently announced his teaching retirement and said he plans to spend his retirement with family, travelling, and, perhaps, writing a book.

Hall taught U.S. Government and economics as well as history in Tunica County School District.  He started teaching in the middle school but spent most of his years teaching at Rosa Fort High School, which is where he spent his final year, the 2013-2014 academic year, teaching.


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