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Mary Taft Smith

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note: Mary Taft Smith was born and raised in Chicago. She met her husband, Raymond, when he was attending the University of Chicago. The Smiths moved to Greensboro from Winston-Salem in 1936 when Raymond was appointed as professor of religious education at Greensboro College. Mrs. Smith was active in several organizations in Greensboro, including the League of Women Voters and West Market Street Methodist Church, and participated in efforts to promote school desegregation.

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Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Mary Taft Smith by William Chafe
Date: July 11, 1973
By: Mary Taft Smith
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a July 11, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Mary Taft Smith primarily documents Ms. Smith’s opinions of desegregation and participation in interracia...