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Friday, April 19, 2013

Blanche McSmith

Blanche McSmith, 1920 – 2006,  McSmith was a legislator, social worker, mother, and tireless advocate for social and economic justice in Alaska. Born in Texas in 1920, Blanche Louise Preston graduated from Wiley College in 1941 and earned a masters degree in social work from the University of Southern California in 1944.
Blackpast |  Image Courtesy of the Alaska State Library, Historical Collections