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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, with the theme of “Incarceration: Intersections of Criminal Justice, Social Justice and Activism,” 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...