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|Creator:||Smith, Laverne Byrd|
|Creator:||Carrington, Ronald E.|
|Title:||Interview with Dr. Laverne Byrd Smith|
|Date:||2003 Mar. 21|
Dr. Laverne Byrd Smith, educator and civil rights activist, recounts her experiences in segregated Richmond, including its segregated streetcars. She also discussed writing for the Richmond Afro-American; serving as president of the Virginia Council on Human Relations; and interviewing Martin Luther King, Jr.
This interview was conducted March 21, 2003 at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Ronald E. Carrington, President of Media Consultants Global, Inc. of Richmond, was the director-producer of the video taping and interviewed the interviewees. Historian Dr. Betsy Brinson conducted preliminary oral interviews. The text of the oral history was transcribed by Halasz Reporting and Video, Richmond. Other editing by the staff of Special Collections and Archives, VCU Libraries.
|Types:||Oral histories | MovingImage|
|Subjects:||Smith, Laverne Byrd--Interviews | Ransome, W. L. | African Americans--Virginia--Richmond--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Virginia--Richmond | African American women civil rights workers--Virginia--Richmond | African American women educators--Virginia--Richmond | African American high schools--Virginia--Richmond | Discrimination in housing--Virginia | Discrimination in education--Virginia--Richmond | African Americans--Education--Virginia--Richmond | Segregation--Virginia--Richmond | Intimidation--Virginia--Richmond | Richmond (Va.)--Race relations--History--20th century | African Americans--Politics and government--Virginia--Richmond | Virginia Union University (Richmond, Va.)--Students | Virginia Council on Human Rights | United States, Virginia, Richmond, 37.5537575, -77.4602617|
|Collection:||Voices of Freedom: The Virginia Civil Rights Movement|
|Institution:||Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries|
|Contributors:||VCU Libraries. JBC Special Collections|
Virginia Civil Rights Movement Video Initiative
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|Persistent Link to Item:||http://dig.library.vcu.edu/u?/voices,9|