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Title: Maxine Smith, Executive Secretary of the Memphis NAACP, 2000
Contributor: Smith, Maxine
Gritter, Elizabeth
Keywords: Oral history;Interviews;Memphis (Tenn.);Civil rights;Women;NAACP;Voting;Smith, Maxine;Protest movements
Issue Date: 9-Oct-2000
Publisher: Rhodes College
Description: In this interview with Maxine Smith, Executive Secretary of the Memphis NAACP from 1962 to 1965 and the first African American person on the Memphis Board of Education, she talks about her work with the NAACP starting in the early 1950s and the difficulties of living in segregated Memphis. She also discusses her voter registration work and the push-back from segregationists throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
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Appears in Collections:Everett R. Cook Oral History Collection

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