The HistoryMakers video oral history with Maxine Smith.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 21 min., 25 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Smith, Maxine -- (Civil rights worker) -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Maxine Smith
Maxine Smith
Other authors / contributors:Smith, Maxine (Civil rights worker), interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Stearns, Scott, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Memphis, Tennessee 2010 July 30.
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Summary:Civil rights activist Maxine Smith was born on October 31, 1929, in Memphis, Tennessee. She received her B.A. degree from Spelman College and her M.S. degree from Middlebury College. Smith joined the NAACP and became executive secretary of the local chapter in 1962. She fought for civil rights and school integration, organizing lawsuits, sit-ins, and marches, including the "Black Monday" student boycotts. Smith also served on the coordinating committee for the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers' strike. In 1971, Smith won election to the Memphis Board of Education, a position which she held until her retirement in 1995. In 1978, Smith helped start the political career of the first elected African American Mayor of Memphis, W. W. Herenton. Smith received more than 160 awards, including the NAACP Leadership Award. She served as a member of the board of directors for The National Civil Rights Museum and many other civic organizations. Smith passed away on April 26, 2013, at age 83.