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Bertha Merrill Holt, born in Eufaula, Ala., in 1916, attended college at Agnes Scott College in Georgia and then received her law degree in 1941 from Alabama School of Law. After graduation she worked for the federal government in Washington, D.C. In 1975, she was appointed to a seat in the N.C. House of Representatives, where she continued to serve for 19 years. She speaks about influential bills with which she was involved while in the legislature including efforts to secure equal rights for women. Holt was deeply active with the Episcopal Church and other political and community service organizations. In this interview she speaks about her passionate work related to gender discrimination and harassment.

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