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Education Pioneer Lucy Harth Smith Was A Member Of Zeta Phi Beta

Did you know that education leader Lucy Harth Smith was a member of Zeta Phi Beta? Smith was a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.?

Lucy Harth Smith was an educator, writer, and activist who worked to challenge inequality in the Kentucky public school system. She was born in Roanoke, Virginia, and graduated from Hampton Institute. Before moving to Kentucky, Mary Anderson worked in Roanoke’s school system from 1908-1910. She was the principal of Booker T. Washington Elementary School where she taught for 37 years.

Smith was the second female president of the Kentucky Negro Education Association and helped to make sure textbooks about black Americans were included in public schools. In a new school, she protested against a separate back entrance for black students.

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