Ed Smith – So I’m a young boy…

So I’m a young boy in the 1940s growing up, seeing Ralph Bunche on a…


“So I’m a young boy in the 1940s growing up, seeing Ralph Bunche on a regular basis, seeing Duke Ellington on a regular basis. We know that these people are famous. They’re living in the same community as we live in. They go to the same stores and shops.”
-Ed Smith

Ed Smith – So I’m a young boy…

So I’m a young boy in the 1940s growing up, seeing Ralph Bunche on a…


“So I’m a young boy in the 1940s growing up, seeing Ralph Bunche on a regular basis, seeing Duke Ellington on a regular basis. We know that these people are famous. They’re living in the same community as we live in. They go to the same stores and shops.”
-Ed Smith

Ed Smith – The Washington black community was…

The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we…


“The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges.”
-Ed Smith