Bertha Mullins’ father brought his family to Nevada where he found work at the Hawthorne Army Depot during WWII. The family, then moved to Reno where she attended local schools and graduated from University of Nevada Reno. Bertha helped develop and implemented a community health center for low income and disadvantaged families in northeast Reno, as well as designed and implemented a podiatry clinic that provided foot care to senior citizens on a fixed income. Active in community affairs, Bertha has been on numerous boards and organizations. She spearheaded and served as chairperson of the Northern Nevada Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Committee, a grassroots organization which led to Dr. King’s birthday becoming a state holiday. She qualifies as a “community activist.”
Bertha Mullins was interviewed on September 28, 2017 by the Nevada Women’s History Project through a grant from the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation.