Charles Sumner Smith

Black and white newspaper image of Charles Sumner Smith, c.1917.


Charles Sumner Smith was Captain of Company D of the Sixteenth Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard. He was a founding member of the Twin Cities Protective League and the Minneapolis NAACP. After the Duluth lynchings he helped with the founding of the Duluth NAACP. Image is from the St. Paul Appeal, August 25, 1917.

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Minnesota Historical Society

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