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Antonio Maceo Smith

1903

Antonio Maceo Smith was born in Texarkana, Texas

Carrer begins

1932

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

1933

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

1936

Was appointed deputy director of the Hall of Negro Life at the Texas Centennial Exposition.

Married

1936

Married Fannie C. Fletcher.

Mr. Civil Rights

1939

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

1949

He was honored as Fisk University Alumnus.

General President

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

1972

A career federal employee, Smith retired as assistant regional administrator for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Died

December 19, 1977

in Dallas, Tx.

Start of New Tech Network

1996

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.