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Interview with Dr. Laverne Byrd Smith

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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
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Virginia Civil Rights Movement Video Initiative

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