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Speech by Benjamin L. Smith to the Greensboro Men's Civic Club

Date: November 21, 1957

Author: Benjamin Lee Smith

Biographical/Historical abstract: Benjamin Lee Smith was superintendent of the Greensboro City Schools at the time of the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision ordering desegregation of public schools.

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Description: 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 educational opportunity to all the children of all the people."

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Format of original: Speech

Collection: Benjamin Lee Smith Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.1.957

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