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S04 E23: Heroes of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement Series: Dr. Frank Smith, Jr

Civil Rights activist Dr. Frank Smith, Jr joined the show to discuss his decades of Civil Rights activism work. Dr. Smith also discussed the founding of the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C., his work as a former Council Member of Ward 1 in D.C., and his experiences with SNCC (the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee).

He also talked about how the work he and so many other Civil Rights activists engaged in around voter suppression and voting rights echoes down the decades to the work currently being done by Stacey Abrams, Lauren Groh-Wargo, Helen Butler, Rebecca DeHart, and so many others to register voters from marginalized communities.

Dr. Smith also carried on a theme other guests have expressed over our Black History Month series: the importance of the power of family and community in combatting systemic injustice.

African American Civil War Museum: https://www.afroamcivilwar.org

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