A hometown conversation


Mrs. Renfrow Smith sharing a laugh with Dr. Dan Kaiser, October 7, 2015.  Drake Library, Grinnell, IA.

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Mrs. Renfrow Smith posing with a group of Grinnell High School students who attended her talk at the Drake Community Library, Grinnell, IA, on October 7, 2015.  

In October 2015, Monique McLay Shore ’90 of Grinnell’s Drake Community Library organized a gathering in honor of Mrs. Renfrow Smith's enduring ties to her hometown.  Interviewed by professor emeritus Dan Kaiser, author of Grinnell Stories: African Americans of Early Grinnell (2020), Mrs. Renfrow Smith engaged a standing-room-only audience with her remarkable recollections and quick wit.   

A hometown conversation