Marvin Hall was born on October 4, 1879, in a small village in the heart of Detroit.
He spent his early years playing with the boys, often getting in trouble for jumping on them.
“We had an eight-year-old boy and a six-year old boy,” he says.
“And I went out with the boy and we were having fun.
And then the boy jumped on me, and I jumped on him.”
The boy, William, would go on to become Hall’s partner in crime and his mentor.
As a child, Hall grew up watching the world through his father’s eyes.
He recalls watching the World Series in 1965 and watching the United States become a great nation.
Hall would also see his father, a physician, die a few years later.
“When he died, my father was a very emotional person, very serious,” Hall says.
Hall married his wife, Elizabeth, in 1901, but their relationship deteriorated.
Hall, a former slave, was thrown out of the orphanage after he turned 13 and began working as a barber in the streets of Detroit, where he met his future wife.
“They had a lot of fun, and they were very loving, very loving people,” Hall explains.
“They didn’t really have the right temperament.
I was very much like my father, and that’s how I became a barbershop boy.”
In his early teens, Hall moved to Michigan to attend the University of Michigan.
He says he was a natural for the school’s social scene.
“I remember that I was the best student of all the freshmen,” he said.
“All the boys had to have me to go to school.”
Hall went on to earn his degree, but his first job was as a janitor at a laundromat.
“The first thing I did was wash the dishes,” he recalls.
“It was not a good job, but I was glad I did it.”
He worked his way up to be a barkeep at the city’s downtown, then went to work at a Detroit newspaper.
“That was really interesting to me,” he remembers.
“But I didn’t know any of the people, so I was just trying to learn the names and everything.”
After college, Hall continued to work his way through school and eventually went on the staff at a newspaper in the suburbs.
He later joined the newspaper’s editorial board, where, in 1919, he was given the opportunity to create a newspaper that would change the way people read.
The Detroit Free Press was founded.
“I thought, Well, if I can do this, I can be the editor of the Detroit Free, and then I can take over the paper.”
Hall would go to work for the paper in 1926, and in 1933, he took over as the paper’s editor and editor-in-chief.
He would go so far as to write a book called “The Best of the Free Press,” which he describes as a guide for newspaper readers to help them learn about their city.
He has since written other books and newspaper articles.
“He had a very clear idea of what a newspaper was,” says former Detroit Free editor Charles Peebles.
“He said, You know, newspapers were the lifeblood of the city, and the best way to be successful in a newspaper is to have a good newspaper.
You can’t have a great newspaper if you have a bad one.
He was a little bit more interested in what the paper was doing than what he was writing about.”
Hall went on, though, to write some of the most controversial issues in the paper, including the Great Depression and the death of his father.
“In 1933, we were talking about a lot,” Hall recalls.
He said that he was not going to accept the money of the creditors because he had no money to pay them back.
He also argued that Detroit needed to have more police officers, which he considered a racist statement.
“It’s the first time that I ever heard that somebody in the Free press had said that in 1933,” Peels says.
“Well, I never heard that,” Hall replied.
“There’s nothing to hear about it in that newspaper.”
Hall was arrested and convicted in 1932 for breaking into the Free and failing to pay back his creditors.
He served three months in jail and later received a five-year prison sentence.
Hall was released in 1935, but he was arrested again and charged with burglary and stealing.
He fled to the United Kingdom, where his family was hiding.
He settled in England, where Hall had a job as a newspaper reporter.
He became friends with two of his former classmates, the journalist William Faulkner and the journalist Arthur Miller.
“When I first met Faulk, we just talked about things that I would like to be able to do and I was always amazed at the depth of his knowledge,” Hall said.
He continued to write articles and wrote his