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    • [Photograph of Benjamin L. Smith]

    • 1940
    • Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This photograph of Benjamin L. Smith is inscribed on the back "Startown Farm Life School, 1916-1917." The school was located in Catawba County, North Carolina, and Smith was approximately twenty-three years old at the time the photograph was taken.
    • [Photograph of Benjamin L. Smith]

    • 1940
    • Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This photograph of Benjamin L. Smith in uniform is inscribed "Camp Jackson, 1917-1918," and was taken while he served in the U.S. Army during World War I, from 1917 to 1919. While serving, he received the rank of captain.
    • 'Separate and Equal Public Education is in the Interest...'

    • 1951-06-17
    • Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This clipping from the June 17, 1951 issue of the Greensboro Daily News is a transcript of a speech given by Edward Kidder Graham Jr. on the issue of segregation in schools. Graham was Chancellor of the University of North Carolina Woman's College...
    • [Photograph of Benjamin L. Smith]

    • 1953
    • Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This photographic portrait of Benjamin L. Smith was taken around 1953, by an unindentified photographer. Smith was Greensboro's Superintendent of School at this time.
    • North Carolina reaction to The Supreme Court decision on segregation

    • 1954
    • 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...
    • Re: Desegregation

    • 1954
    • Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This handwritten note or essay appears to have been written around 1954 regarding Greensboro Public School Superintendent Benjamin L. Smith's response to theBrown v. Board of Education decision. The note is positive and praises Smith's actions....
    • Segregation and the Supreme Court

    • 1954
    • Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • In this speech, the unidentified author, possibly Benjamin L. Smith, discusses the pending Supreme Court decision on Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. The writer briefly provides details for the five cases that makeup Brown, and provides the...
    • [Speech by Benjamin L. Smith to the Kiwanis Club]

    • 1954
    • 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...
    • How will the Supreme Court decision affect Greensboro and North Carolina?

    • 1954-04-20
    • Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This is a handwritten copy of a speech titled "How Will the Supreme Court Decision Affect Greensboro and North Carolina" by High Point attorney, James Mattocks, given to the Greensboro Community Council on April 20, 1954. In this talk, Mattocks...
    • [Letter from Benjamin L. Smith to Harry McMullian]

    • 1954-08-23
    • 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...
    • Community approach to better human relations

    • 1954-12-21
    • Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This is a transcript of a speech on desegregation given by Dr. Gordon W. Lovejoy to the Greensboro Community Council, on December 21, 1954. Lovejoy was a visiting sociology professor at Guilford College and taught classes at Greensboro College at...
    • [Statement by Benjamin L. Smith regarding Brown v. Board of Education]

    • 1955
    • 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...
    • [Photograph of Benjamin L. Smith]

    • 1955
    • Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This photographic portrait of Benjamin L. Smith was taken around 1955, by an unindentified photographer. Smith was Greensboro's Superintendent of School at this time.
    • [Biographical information on Benjamin L. Smith]

    • 1955
    • 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...
    • Taking stock of Greensboro's possessions

    • 1955
    • Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This three-page essay or speech, possibly written for newspaper publication or presented at an event, details Greensboro's positive characteristics. Listed are: religious tolerance, interracial cooperation, governmental efficiency, business...
    • The church and desegregation centenary

    • 1955-03-13
    • 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...
    • Superintendent and desegregation

    • 1955-05-21
    • 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...
    • Pearsall plan to save our schools

    • 1956
    • Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • In response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), which declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional, North Carolina enacted legislation, known as the Pearsall Plan allowing students to...

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