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Maxine A. Smith

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May 03, 2013
I speak for my husband, McCann Reid, a former editor of Tri-State Defender Newspaper who many experiences with Maxine during his tenure. He is now incapacitated. I remember Maxine in her high school years at Booker T. Washington. How those years did fly! Words are inadequate for me to express my admiration for her life and courage. May the family find strength in knowing that her life was fulfilled in its gift to humanity.
May 03, 2013
Let the works that I've done speak for me! You will never be forgotten for the works that God had you to do dear Ms Maxine. Thanks be to God for lifting your heart and mind to the heights of greatness with humility and integrity while fighting for equality for all, You will be missed as much as you were loved and admired.. Thank! May God bless your soul and give your family comfort.
May 03, 2013
Mrs Smith.... you will always be remembered and loved,in my life, as the one who helped me make history in the 60's at Memphis State University. R.I.P. my Sister..Coach Shirley McCray
May 02, 2013
Dear Maxine :
You were such an inspiration to all in Memphis. I treasure the memories when I was a close member of the family through my friendship with Smitty . RIP dearest
May 02, 2013
Mrs. Smith never knew me personally but she always treated me like she did. She has done much for the cause of justice. Lets keep her fight for equality for all alive! from the Nelson Family
May 02, 2013
As a mentor, friend, and sorority sister … Maxine has impacted my life beyond words. She ignites the light in all of us to be concerned about our fellow man and to take a bold stand against the injustice of others. Touring the Civil Rights Museum with Maxine as the narrator was an unforgettable experience. One of my most memorable honors is being a 2006 Maxine Smith Fellow. That time of listening, learning, and laughing with Maxine is a period that will forever be treasured. My heart is rejoicing because God sent us such a powerful, tenacious, gentle, loving, concerned, and funny person. Now her task on this earth has ended but her legacy will continue to live on.
Smitty, you are blessed to be the son of Vasco and Maxine Smith. She talked about you often with pride showing on her face.

Carolyn Beverly
May 02, 2013
I will always remember Ms. Maxine's sweet, but firm personality. My sincere condolences to Smitty and family.
May 02, 2013
Mrs. Smith was a neighorhood mom,former church member,Black History Month speaker at Hamilton Jr. High School,ground breaking trend setter, and iconic international Civil Rights Leader.....How lucky I have been to have known such a woman of strength !!!!!
May 01, 2013
May you RIP from all your hard work, God had your reward waiting . Be blessed Smith family she's in a much better place.
May 01, 2013
Thank God for the time that she share with us as a leader. May she rest in peace. Always will be remember.

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Maxine Smith, NAACP rally, 1962 (Alvin Swiney Photo Collection) R.I.P., MS. Smith  - truly feisty, and truly a lady. Maxine and her son, Smitty, 1967.

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