How it all started
Luella Isabell Hall 
(1916-1997)

Luella helped countless people throughout her life. Most notable giving was to feed and care for migrant workers that would come from the south in the mid-sixties to work the fields in the north. The workers would travel on old school buses for several days from Florida to NY State. 

Marshall being the youngest of ten was around has mother most of the time to see her help the needy. His mother’s generosity laid the groundwork for her youngest son. 

The young man knew he would be in the charity field one day. But did not know it would take the death of his mother and hurricane Katrina in 2005 to form United African American Foundation Inc. in Illinois. 

Luella died tragically of hypothermia on January 15, 1997, she was 80 years old. Marshall was the first and last person to see his mother alive and found her body. Oddly Marshall's mother give birth to him when she was 40 years old and died when Marshall was at age 40 years.

Luella loved her family and everyone she came in contact within her life. Marshall's father owned a major automobile salvage yard in New York State. Marshall's mothers' family had multiple business operations and where very prominent dating back to 1918 in Memphis Tennessee. 

The Hall family was the only African American family in the United States to have a vast amount of land for over 50 years on one of the five great lakes. The family has moved on from the Lake Erie lakefront property recently. Both of Marshall's parents died in 1997 on January and October. 

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