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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With the Honorable Charles Z. Smith

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Judge Charles Z. Smith was born on February 23, 1927 in Lakeland, Florida. Earning his B.S. degree at Temple University and his J.D. degree at the University of Washington Law School, Smith served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for King County. Recruited by U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in 1961, he led a team investigating mismanagement of the Central States Teamsters Pension Fund r,esulting in the indictment and prosecution of James R. Hoffa and five associates. Smith was a University of Washington Professor of Law and associate dean, president of the American Baptist Churches, USA and a KOMO radio and television commentator. On July 18, 1988, Smith became the first African American to serve on the Washington State Supreme Court. In 1999, Smith was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Smith retired from the Washington State Supreme Court in 2002. Smith passed away on August 28, 2016 in Seattle, at age 89.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
353 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Charles Z. Smith
The Honorable Charles Z. Smith
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Seattle, Washington 2008 June 3.
Recorded Seattle, Washington 2008 June 4.
Recorded Seattle, Washington 2007 October 27.
Description
1 online resource (13 video files (5 hr., 52 min., 30 sec.)) : sound, color
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