Nashville: The Tennessee Book Company, 1950. 8vo. xii, 185 pp. Green cloth, dust jacket; some minor soiling and a few discreet repairs to edges and head of spine.
Samuel Leonard Smith (1875-1956) was a noted Tennessee educator and director of the Julius Rosenwald Fund's Southern Office in Nashville. His history of the development of Negro education in the first decades of the 20th century focuses on the philanthropic support offered by John D. Rockefeller and Julius Rosenwald in the creation of schools, libraries and medical facilities throughout the segregated South. There is significant information on the African American educators who participated in these educational schemes. Smith donated his archive to Fisk University and in 2007 a finding aid was produced which outlines the contents of the 59 boxes of materials that focus on his work with the Rosenwald Fund.
For reference see https://www.fisk.edu/assets/files/e1/smith-samuelleonardcollection1869-2007juliusrosenwaldfundrelated.pdf. Item #3