Hurley C. Goodall, Former State Representative and Civil Rights Advocate, Dies At 93

May 21, 2021

Hurley C. Goodall, the first African American to be elected to Muncie, IN’s school board in 1970 who later served a seven-term stint in the Indiana general assembly, died May 12. According to an obituary published in The Star Press, he was 93.

Among his proudest achievements in the legislature was his involvement in establishing the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus, a group that enabled Black legislators to become major players at the Statehouse and to chair important committees that have real power in the legislative process, the obituary also said.

WTHR reported that when Goodall served in the Indiana general assembly, he sponsored legislation to recognize January 20 as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

View Obituary here.

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