Maxine Smith http://wknofm.org en Civil Rights Educator Maxine Smith Dies At 83 http://wknofm.org/post/civil-rights-educator-maxine-smith-dies-83 <p></p><p>When Maxine Smith was born in Memphis in 1929, the city was segregated by race.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Smith graduated from Booker T. Washington High School at age 15. She attended </span>Spelman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> College in Atlanta, where she knew Martin Luther King, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., who had also graduated high school early and was attending the nearby </span>Morehouse<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> College.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“He was a nerd,” Smith recalled years later.</span></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:57:44 +0000 Eleanor Boudreau 30054 at http://wknofm.org Civil Rights Educator Maxine Smith Dies At 83 Maxine Atkins Smith http://wknofm.org/post/maxine-atkins-smith <p>Maxine Smith has spent her life working for racial equality and excellence in education.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 05 Feb 2012 15:05:36 +0000 Steve Pike 8332 at http://wknofm.org Maxine Atkins Smith