Student of Cordier, friend of Coretta Scott King and Yolanda King, educator, musician, Manchester College alumna.
1. One transcript of the memorial service for Frances Smith Thomas.
MC2007/134a, part One and part Two*
1. Two cassette tapes containing a recording of the memorial service.
MC2007/134, part One and part Two*
1. Two CDs, digitized copies of the cassette tapes, created by Stan Pittman, Director of Instructional Technologies, July 2012.
*MC2007/13a,b were added to MC21007/134 2 August 2012 by Jeanine M. Wine. The tapes came to the Archives in a batch of materials sent by Rita Schroll [Advancement] on 29 June 2012.
Date of Accession
12 July 2007
Bio History Note
Frances Smith Thomas, Class of 1939, was a student of Andrew Cordier, friend of the Martin Luther King, Jr. family, and was a musician and educator. This transcript is of her memorial service at Petersime Chapel, Saturday, March 13, 1999. Coretta Scott King and Yolanda King (firstborn child of Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King, Jr.) were two of those who spoke in memory of this great individual). Robert Green, who also spoke at Ms. Thomas' service said this about her:
"She always had a very strong and a deep and abiding mind. She had a deep mind. She had a deep, intellectual mind. But she became a writer and a scholar on issues related to war, poverty, and racial discrimination.."
"Fran played violin. Her office was three dooors from my office an din the venings after 6 p.m., sometimes I would work late, I could hear Fran playing the violin, just playing away. And she did a remarkable job."
*MC2007/13a,b were added to MC21007/134 2 August 2012 by Jeanine M. Wine. The tapes came to the Archives from the Department of Advancement on 29 June 2012.
Description prepared 12 July 2007 by Jeanine M. Wine, updated 12 July 2007 by Jeanine M. Wine and last updated 2 August 2012 by Jeanine M. Wine.