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Lois Hill Hale dies at 78; pillar of L.A.-area civil rights movement
Lois Hill Hale dies at 78; pillar of L.A.-area civil rights movement

Lois Hill Hale, a longtime congressional aide whose Rolodex of influential contacts and outspoken presence on the school board in Inglewood helped make her a pillar of the local civil rights movement, has died. She was 78. Hill Hale, who also worked in public relations and published a Los Angeles community newspaper called the Scoop for more than three decades, was found dead in her Inglewood home Aug. 8, apparently of a heart attack, said her nephew Pete Thomas. "She was a moving force in our community," said Hill Hale's longtime boss, former Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles). "She knew all of the ministers that really drove equality, drove the integration of our...

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