The temptation, of course, is to think that only people in power make a difference in our lives. Carlester Smith proved the notion wrong. To his family and friends, Smith was a kind and caring figure who grew up in Annapolis after his family relocated following a fire. He attended local schools until the sixth grade in the 1960s, an era of education that didn’t work very hard to find a place in the classroom for students with developmental disabilities. Smith was placed in a vocational institute.
Carlester Smith is a symbol that Annapolis can accept people who are different
March 9, 2021