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    • [Letter from Benjamin L. Smith to Mrs. E. C. Brooks]

    • 1958-01-13
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This January 13, 1958 letter from Benjamin L. Smith to Mrs. E. C. Brooks thanks Brooks for her letter of encouragement during the desegregation of two all-white schools in Greensboro in 1957. Smith writes of harassment from some white citizens as...
    • [Letter from Benjamin L. Smith to D. Edward Hudgins]

    • 1956-09-07
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This September 7, 1956 letter from Greensboro school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, to D. Edward Hudgins, thanks Hudgins for his letter of support. Smith writes that he shares Hudgins' fears that the Pearsall Plan could be a disaster for North...
    • [Letter from Benjamin L. Smith to Edward F. Burrows]

    • 1956-09-24
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This one-page letter from Benjamin L. Smith to Edward F. Burrows, dated September 24, 1956, thanks Burrows for his letter of support regarding his position on school desegregation.
    • [Letter from Benjamin L. Smith to Warren Ashby]

    • 1956-09-24
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This September 24, 1956 letter from Greensboro school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, to Warren Ashby thanks Ashby for his letter of support regarding his position on school desegregation.
    • [Statement by Benjamin L. Smith regarding Brown v. Board of Education]

    • 1955
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This one-page statement regarding the Brown v. Board of Education decision was drafted by Greensboro school superintendent Benjamin L. Smith around 1955. Smith says that the school desegregation process "calls for a degree of restraint on the part...
    • [Affidavit for reassignment of African American students to all-white schools]

    • 1957-08-28
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This six-page affidavit pertains to the reassignment of six African American students to all-white schools Gillespie Elementary School and Greensboro Senior High in 1957, documenting Greensboro's first sucessful attempt at desegregating it's public...
    • [Biographical information on Benjamin L. Smith]

    • 1955
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This four-page document provides biographical information about Benjamin L. Smith, including a brief biographical sketch and lists of his organizations, accomplishments, and interests. Smith had served as the superintendent of Greensboro city...
    • The church and desegregation centenary

    • 1955-03-13
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This speech titled "The Church and Desegregation" was delivered by Greensboro City Schools Superintendent Benjamin L. Smith to Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on March 13, 1955. In this presentation, Smith...
    • Desegregation, Greensboro Public Schools, Greensboro, NC

    • 1958
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This circa 1958 speech by Greensboro City Schools Superintendent Benjamin L. Smith details school desegregation in Greensboro, North Carolina. Smith writes about the initial changes the Greensboro school board made to their policies following Brown...
    • [Letter from Benjamin L. Smith to Harry McMullian]

    • 1954-08-23
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • In this two-page letter, dated August 23, 1954, Greensboro Superintendent of Schools Benjamin L. Smith recommends that North Carolina Attorney General Harry McMullian attend hearings regarding the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Smith...
    • North Carolina reaction to The Supreme Court decision on segregation

    • 1954
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This three-page report written by Benjamin L. Smith, around 1954, regards the North Carolina reaction to the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Smith writes that there have been mixed reactions within the black community, and that the local...
    • [Speech by Benjamin L. Smith to the Greensboro Men's Civic Club]

    • 1957-11-21
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This typescript copy of a speech given by Benjamin L. Smith to the Greensboro Men's Civic Club discusses Smith's efforts for school desegregation, and requests for support of a upcoming bond referendum. Smith states that he wants to provide "equal...
    • [Speech by Benjamin L. Smith to the Kiwanis Club]

    • 1954
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This is a transcript of a speech given by Greensboro school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, to the Kiwanis Club of Rutherfordton, North Carolina, at the celebration of their thirtieth anniversary in 1954. In the speech, Smith calls upon the...
    • Statement to principals and supervisors

    • 1957-08-23
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This August 23, 1957 policy statement was prepared by Superintendent Benjamin L. Smith for distribution to principals and supervisors in the Greensboro City School System. Smith clarifies the role of the superintendent in relation to the school...
    • Story of desegregation in Greensboro, NC

    • 1959-03-05
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This transcript of a statement made by Greensboro school Superintendent Benjamin L. Smith to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 5, 1959, tells the history of school desegregation in Greensboro, North Carolina. Smith...
    • Superintendent and desegregation

    • 1955-05-21
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This speech by Greensboro school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, was given to the American Association of University Women in Raleigh, North Carolina, on May 21, 1955, and presents Smith's position on school desegregation. Smith admits that...

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