October 27, 2020         
Belcampo Meat Co. Launches New Ready-to-Eat Organic Carnitas and Organic Meatballs   •   The Little Company That Could: Houston-Based Certified Woman-Owned AGS Solutions Gets Creative to Fulfill Special Order of Disin   •   BDO Survey: Blacks Reveal Why They Would Take the Vaccine   •   U.S. News Names Best Nursing Homes for 2020-21   •   Entertainment Industry Enlists Veterans in Media & Entertainment (VME) to Host Virtual Summit   •   RealTalk for Business Growth Launches to Help Women Entrepreneurs Thrive   •   POPSUGAR Launches New Women’s Health Destination, “Full Disclosure,” in Collaboration With TherapeuticsMD   •   The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation Treats Its 150,000th Patient as It Commemorates Breast Cancer Awareness Month   •   Proposition 21 Trailing by Double Digits in UC Berkeley Poll   •   Colleen Burns Shares Advice With Busy Moms on Tips on TV Blog   •   Superstrata Store Opens for Custom 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber Bikes   •   Will Medicare's Premium Increase Take Your Social Security COLA? Chances Are It Will, According to The Senior Citizens League   •   Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center to Offer Military Veterans a FREE Laser Tattoo Removal Session this Veterans Day   •   Echosens Supports October 2020 Liver Cancer Awareness Month: Cites Link to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Importance of Ea   •   Gillette® Global Survey Reveals Men Are More Focused on Sustainability as Result of COVID-19   •   IXI Technology Launches New Website   •   FIBRA Prologis Appoints Carlos Elizondo Mayer-Serra as a New Independent Member of the Technical Committee   •   SkinnyDipped Launches New Line of Thinly Dipped Peanuts   •   First Ever Women CEOs in America Report Released The Portrait and Profile of Women CEOs and Our Call to Action   •   PitchBook Launches Interactive Dashboard to Track European Venture Capital Investment in Female-Founded Companies
Bookmark and Share

Desegregation Champion To Be Honored

MIDDLEBURY, VT - Maxine Atkins Smith, a long-time civil rights activist and 47-year member of the NAACP, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters degree during the 2011 Middlebury College commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22. Smith earned her master’s in French from Middlebury in 1950.

 

Smith is a former executive secretary of the Memphis chapter of the NAACP and currently sits on the National Board of Directors. She was integral in helping to organize the desegregation of Memphis public schools in 1960, and has fought for civil rights and educational equality throughout her career, organizing lawsuits, sit-ins and marches.Smith sat on the Memphis Board of Education from 1971 until her retirement in 1995.

 

“Maxine Atkins Smith has devoted her life to ensuring that African Americans in this country have the same access to education as anyone else,” stated NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock. “From escorting schoolchildren during the desegregation era, to supporting the first African American superintendent of Memphis schools, and later serving as President of the Memphis Board of Education, Smith has been a trailblazer for equal rights.”

 

Smith has received more than 160 awards for her efforts on behalf of educational equality and civil rights, including the National NAACP Leadership Award, the Bill of Rights Award from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Whitney H. Young Jr. Award from the National Education Association, and the Freedom Award from the Memphis-based National Civil Rights Museum in 2003.

 

The Middlebury College commencement ceremony will be held outdoors regardless of the weather on the main quadrangle behind Voter Hall on College Street (Route 125) at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 22.

 


STORY TAGS: Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News, Women News, Minority News, Discrimination, Diversity, Female, Underrepresented, Equality, Gender Bias, Equality, NAACP



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News