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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ed H Smith  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Mississippi


-- Ed H Smith on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ed+h+smith


Illinois Connection

Ed Smith received his Masters Degree from Northeastern Illinois University and served in the Chicago City Council for 27 years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Before becoming alderman, Smith was a school teacher and worked for the Chicago Economic Development Corporation. In 1983 he was elected alderman and stayed in that position until his retirement in 2010. He has authored two books and is also the executive producer of the film, “Love Relations.”


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Titles At Your Library

Love the Town Couldn't Stop
ISBN: 1887827021

New Authors Publications. 1996

Amid prejudice, hope, and change, love and hate turn the lives of the residents upside-down in rural, 1950s Mississippi. Ed H. Smith, a Chicago City Alderman and a native of Mississippi, reveals the hearts and minds of men and women, Black and White, in this compellling story of desire and racial discrimination of several Southern families at the time equality was stirring progress in the United States.


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