Reed Sarratt papers, 1930s-1960s.

Creator: Sarratt, Reed.
Collection number: 4549
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Abstract: Correspondence, writings, notes, and other items of North Carolina journalist Reed Sarratt (1917-1986), whose career took him from editorial posts at the “Charlotte News” and the “Winston-Salem Journal and Twin City Sentinel” to directorships of the Southern Education Reporting Service and the Southern Newspaper Publishers’ Association. Sarratt’s chief editorial interest was civil rights, and he was particulary involved in monitoring the desegregation of public schools.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Papers reflect Sarratt’s chief editorial interest in civil rights and his involvement in monitoring the desegregation of public schools.

There are several subject files with research materials and clipping related to various topics such as school desegregation and Civil Rights (See the various folders entitled “Civil Rights” and “Desegregation” (by state) in Boxes 1-3).

Boxes 9-13 in Series 2 also contain a lot of information related to Sarratt’s book “The Ordeal of Segregation: The First Decade, 1960s”.