Otelia Cromwell Day is an annual slate of workshops, lectures, films and entertainment held to honor Smith's first African American graduate. The first Otelia Cromwell Day was held in 1989 in an effort to provide the college community with an opportunity for further education and reflection about issues of diversity and racism.
Otelia Cromwell Day 2015
Otelia Cromwell Day 2015 will be held Tuesday, November 3.
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Otelia Cromwell Video Wins Telly Award
“The Life and Legacy of Otelia Cromwell,” a video which had its premiere at Otelia Cromwell Day, won the prestigious Telly Award in the category of history/biography. Founded in 1978, the Telly Award is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest film and video productions, and groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films. Watch the video...
This year’s Otelia Cromwell Day featured a keynote address, “Eavesdropping on America’s Conversation on Race,” by award-winning journalist Michele Norris. More...
The event also served as the premiere of the video “The Life and Legacy of Otelia Cromwell.” Watch the video...