Emory library acquires papers of civil rights journalist
ATLANTA (AP) — A library at Emory University in Atlanta has acquired the papers of a civil rights journalist.
The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library is now home to the papers of Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene Patterson. The school says Patterson who was an editor for The Atlanta Constitution and The Washington Post and “a significant voice for civil rights in the 1960s.”
Emory says the papers include correspondence, photographs, subject files and six scrapbooks of Patterson’s daily columns.
Patterson’s column “A Flower for the Graves” about the bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama, church that killed four young girls in September 1963 got national attention. Patterson was invited to read it aloud on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.
Patterson died in 2013 at age 89.