A month-long exhibition of “Americans Who Tell The Truth,” a series of paintings by artist Robert Shetterly, opened at the Lewis Gallery in the Portland Public Library last week with the unveiling of the portrait of local civil rights activist, author, former state legislator and three-term NAACP Portland Branch President Gerald Talbot. Talbot said he was humbled by his inclusion in the series and that as a child in Bangor he could never have imagined where his life’s journey would take him.

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