Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

An Interview with Mary Perry Smith, Co-Founder of MESA

Interviewee(s):
Smith, Mary Perry
Interviewer(s):
Wilmot, Nadine
Title:
An Interview with Mary Perry Smith, Co-Founder of MESA
Abstract:
Mary Perry Smith is a fiercely committed educator who was an advocate for young people as a local high school teacher, and as co-founder of the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement program (MESA). Mrs. Perry Smith is also a key figure in East Bay cultural institutions with her longtime involvement with the Oakland Museum of California and the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. This interview offers some insight into Mrs. Perry Smith's commitment and philosophy with regard to education and community involvement.
Subject area(s):
Education and University of California
Science, Technology, and Health
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
2002
Project:
African American Faculty and Senior Staff
Oskicat record:
b11108166
Rights:
Smith, Mary Perry. "An Interview with Mary Perry Smith, Co-Founder of MESA." Interview by Nadine Wilmot in 2002. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2004.