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Ray Moore collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Moore, Ray, 1922-
Title: Ray Moore collection
Dates: 1957-1978
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft.
Abstract:The collection consists of subject files established by Ray Moore from 1957-1978. Includes correspondence, printed material, press releases, newspaper clippings, television scripts, and notes. Materials document the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The files cover such subjects as race relations in Charlotte (N.C.), Macon (Ga.), and Birmingham (Ala.); Grady Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.); Help Our Public Education (Ga.); voter registration and qualification; school integration; Nation of Islam; church burnings; Martin Luther King, Jr.; sit-ins; and lynchings.
Identification: aarl93-003

Biographical/Historical Note

Ray Moore, news director for WSB-TV, Atlanta, Georgia during the 1960s.

Scope and Content Note

This small collection is made up of original folders arranged by Ray Moore, a former news reporter with WSB-TV in Atlanta during the 1960's. He categorized these folders by subjects. Some of the subjects include: Martin Luther King,. Jr., Sit-Ins, School Desegregation and Church Burnings. Still today, the folders are in the exact order as placed by Moore.


Arranged by subject.

Index Terms

Birmingham (Ala.)--Race relations.
Black Muslims.
Charlotte (N.C.)--Race relations.
Civil rights demonstrations--Southern States.
Civil rights movements--Southern States.
Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.).
Help Our Public Education (Ga.).
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Lynching--Southern States.
Macon (Ga.)--Race relations.
School integration--Southern States.
Television scripts.
Voter registration--Southern States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, Ray Moore collection, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.


Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on research use of this collection.

Copyright Restrictions

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.

Related Material

Government Documentation Project, Series D, Ray Moore oral history interviews, May 8 and June 18, 1987; Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga.

Container List




11Charlotte (North Carolina), 1959-1960
Postcards, newspaper clippings, letters, notes, maps, newsletters
2Grady (Hospital), 1961-1962
Newspaper clippings, press releases, newscripts
3HOPE (Help Our Public Education), 1958-1959
Press releases, memorandums
4Grady Hospital, 1961
Letters, memorandums, newspaper clippings
5VOTE, 1961
Newspaper clippings, newsscripts
6Tuition Grant, 1957-1959
Newspaper clippings, letters, brochures, articles, editorials
7States' Rights, 1957-1959
Newspaper clippings, letters, brochures, articles, editorials
8Unions, (No dates listed.)
Newspaper clippings
9Parker, N/D
Newspaper clippings, newsscripts
10Muslims, 1958-1961
Newspaper clippings, news scripts, notes
11Macon, N/D
Newspaper clipping
12Federal School Aid, N/D
News script
13Church Burnings, N/D
Newspaper clipping and notes
14Church Burnings, 1962
Newspaper clipping
15Business ICC, 1961
Newspaper clippings
16Birmingham, N/D
Newspaper clippings
17W.W. Law, N/D
Newspaper clippings
18Martin Luther King, 1963-1968
News scripts
19Martin Luther King, Jr, 1960-1978
News scripts, notes
20Sit-ins, 1959-1963
Newspaper clippings, news scripts
21Parks and Pools, N/D
Newspaper clippings, news scripts
22Minister's Manifesto, N/D
Newspaper clippings, notes