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Hansel C. Hall, Civil rights advocate, businessman, veteran

Dec 09, 2018 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Hansel Hall was one of the pioneers shaping anti-discrimination policies in Minnesota, implementing the then-new civil rights laws for federal agencies ranging from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

He was president of the Minnesota-Dakotas chapter of the NAACP in the 1980s, and consulted on civil rights issues most of his career. A nearly 30-year U.S. Air Force veteran, he was the former president of the Korean War Veterans A...