- Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
- Oral History Interview with Benjamin Smith Jr. by William Chafe
- Smith, Benjamin, Jr.
- Contributor to Resource:
- Chafe, William H., 1942-
- Greensboro, N.C. : The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. University Libraries
- Date of Original:
- Segregation in education--United States
- United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro, 36.07264, -79.79198
- This transcript of a June 6, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Ben Smith Jr. primarily documents Smith's recollection of his father's work as superintendent of schools in Greensboro following the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Topics include Smith Sr.'s reasons for selecting the position in Greensboro; what made Greensboro unique; his reputation and personality; community and school board reaction to the Brown decision; threats and retaliation against the Smiths; the three-year delay in school desegregation; Smith Sr.'s objection to the Pearsall Plan; and selection of Phil Weaver as his successor.
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- Original Collection:
RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
- Contributing Institution:
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro. University Libraries