Antonio Smith moved to Dallas, Texas to teach business courses in the segregated Dallas Independent School District and became the editor of the Dallas Express, a weekly black newspaper.
First black executive secretary
He promoted black economic and political empowerment in the area by becoming the first executive secretary of the Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce.
Appointed Deputy Director
Was appointed deputy director of the Hall of Negro Life at the Texas Centennial Exposition.
Married Fannie C. Fletcher.
Mr. Civil Rights
The United States Housing Authority appointed Smith regional relations advisor in Region 6. Sometimes called "Mr. Civil Rights" or "Mr. Organization" of Texas, Smith was a lifelong activist in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Texas
Fisk University Alumnus
He was honored as Fisk University Alumnus.
1952 - 1954
served as general president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and was a member of the Rotary Club of Dallas and the Knights of Pythias, a member and trustee of New Hope Baptist Church in Dallas, and a member of the board of trustees of Bishop College.
National Board of Directors
1953 - 1957
He served on the national board of directors of the NAACP, untill his supervisors at the FHA forced him to resign.
Career Federal Employee
A career federal employee, Smith retired as assistant regional administrator for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
December 19, 1977
in Dallas, Tx.
Start of New Tech Network
New Tech Network, began in Napa, California,is a non-profit organization that helps high school students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, college, and the careers of the future.