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 Carrie <I>Crawford</I> Smith

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Carrie Crawford Smith

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 1954 (aged 76–77)
Illinois, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown, Specifically: As soon as Burial Information is made Available I will Update. If anyone knows please message me!
Memorial ID 194611430 View Source

She opened an employment agency to help women and minorities called the Smith Employment Agency. Carrie placed domestic help with families in need and wrote the “Smith Employment Agency Standards and Principles”—a contract that stated potential employers would not degrade black women in their work environments and that her women workers would not clean floors or windows because she had men who could do that. She also refused to do business with people who called her “Carrie” and not “Mrs. Smith”.
Her husband left her after the success of her business and his failings. Her youngest son, Melvin, wrote that when he was four he remembered his father beating his mother and she in turn threatened to hit him with an oil lamp. She did very well on her own after he left, raising her children and continuing to work.

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  • Created by: Zoë The Exasperated Historian
  • Added: 9 Nov 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 194611430
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/194611430/carrie-smith : accessed ), memorial page for Carrie Crawford Smith (1877–1954), Find a Grave Memorial ID 194611430, ; Maintained by Zoë The Exasperated Historian (contributor 49436064) Burial Details Unknown, who reports a As soon as Burial Information is made Available I will Update. If anyone knows please message me!.