Eric Ledell Smith, Pennsylvania Historian and black history author dies

Eric Ledell Smith, associate historian at the State Museum of Pennsylvania and author of several books on black history such as African American Theater Buildings: An Illustrated Historical Directory 1900-1955; Blacks in Opera: An Encyclopedia of People and Companies, 1873-1993; and many other works and pamphlets about black history for the museum regarding blacks in Pennsylvania died in his home of unknown causes but foul play was not suspected.  To read the full story click on the link below:

http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1213759507143590.xml&coll=1

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