The author of the passage would most likely agree with which of the following statements concerning Smith and Clayton? A. More research is required to determine whether or not their organizations were typical of those established to aid African American farmers in the post-Civil War rural South. B. Their contributions to the improvement of the living conditions of African American farmers were overshadowed by subsequent political controversy. C. Their achievements as reformers have been exaggerated by many historians of the post-Civil War period. D. There is evidence demonstrating that they were committed to aiding African American farmers in the rural South. E. The extent of the criticisms made about them by their contemporaries is difficult to determine.