Lucy Harth Smith (1884 - 1955) - Pioneer in promoting the study of black
history in nation's schools. She served thirty years on the executive council of
the National Association for the study of Negro Life and History. Having
attended Hampton Institute and Kentucky State College, she earned an MA degree
from the University of Cincinnati. She was the principal of Booker T. Washington
School in Lexington (1935-1955). She also founded a health camp for black
children, and served on the Governor's Committee on Youth and Children and the
executive board of the Kentucky Interracial Council. She served as President of
the Kentucky and National Associations for colored Women, and was the only woman
president of the Kentucky Negro Education Association.
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