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Interview with Dr. Laverne Byrd Smith

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Smith, Laverne Byrd Carrington, Ronald E


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.Virginia Civil Rights Movement Video Initiative
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2003 03 21
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