A. Alexander Morisey Letters, 1946-1972.
Creator: Morisey, A. Alexander (Alfred Alexander), d. 1979.
Collection number: 5038-z
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Abstract: A. Alexander Morisey was an African American journalist from North Carolina. He wrote for the “Twin City Sentinel” (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and the “Winston-Salem Journal” in the early 1950s and later was public relations manager of the “New York Times.” Articles and speeches written by and about A. Alexander Morisey. Morisey’s articles are mostly on the subject of African American affairs in Winston-Salem, N.C. There are also a few letters relating to professional matters.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: The collection contains letters of A. Alexander Morisey, African American journalist, as well as articles and speeches written by and about A. Alexander Morisey. Morisey’s articles are mostly about African American life in Winston-Salem, N.C. Many of the articles are from the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel’s Sunday news page about African Americans, which Morisey edited. Also included is a letter, 1946, about the terms of his employment with the Norfolk Journal and Guide; a letter, 1949, about his employment with the Winston-Salem newspapers; and a letter, 1951, requesting information for a news story.