(Satellite Location: Edinboro) Movers of Edinboro: Remembering the Leroy and Beatrice Smith Family

February 21st,2024 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Melinda Meyer,M.B.A.

Movers of Edinboro: Remembering the Leroy & Beatrice Smith Family


In 1948, Leroy and Beatrice Smith made the decision to start their family in the rural community of Edinboro, Pennsylvania. In this Black History Month presentation, Melinda Meyer, local historian and co-author of the Jefferson Essay, "Movers of Edinboro," about the Smith family, will take us back in time to teach us about a local family who broke racial and cultural barriers while leading by example.


Location: Alexander Recital Hall (Edinboro University) – 110 Kiltie Rd. Edinboro, PA 16444.

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE 

Parking: Academy Hall parking lot adjacent to the William P. Alexander Music Center "WA" on the campus map.


Melinda Meyer,M.B.A.

Meyer has worked with and served the heritage and arts communities of Northwestern Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. She is experienced as an historian, educator, project consultant, grant writer and nonprofit administrator, having worked for the Erie County Historical Society, Erie Arts and Culture, and the Erie County Planning Department. She has taught public history undergraduate courses at Mercyhurst University as an adjunct instructor since 2011 and is presently the Director of Programs, Grants, and Compliance for Impact Corry.