Antonio Maceo Smith was born in Texarkana, Texas
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.
He promoted black economic and political empowerment in the area by becoming the first executive secretary of the Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce.
Was appointed deputy director of the Hall of Negro Life at the Texas Centennial Exposition.
Married Fannie C. Fletcher.
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
He was honored as Fisk University Alumnus.
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.
He served on the national board of directors of the NAACP, untill his supervisors at the FHA forced him to resign.
A career federal employee, Smith retired as assistant regional administrator for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
in Dallas, Tx.
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