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Speech by Benjamin L. Smith to the Kiwanis Club
Benjamin Lee Smith
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.
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 Kiwanis to support the public school system during the time of adjustment after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, and argues in favor of desegregation. The typed transcript features handwritten marginal notes presumably by Smith.
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Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
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