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Collection Number: 5635

Collection Title: B. Bernetiae Reed Papers, 2012-2016

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Size 10 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1000 items)
Abstract Personal papers of B. Bernetiae Reed (1951- ) of Greensboro, N.C., 2012-2016, chiefly relating to Reed's participation in Moral Mondays rallies in Raleigh, N.C., and her arrest at the Moral Monday rally on 1 July 2013. The collection contains copies of Reed's personal notes, email correspondence, printed material, and audiovisual material. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
Creator Reed, B. Bernetiae.
Language English
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the B. Bernetiae Reed Papers #5635, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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B. Bernetiae Reed was born on August 4, 1951 to William E. and Mattye Reed. She is a genealogist, historian, documentary filmmaker, and social activist. She has compiled and edited a two-volume history of Thomas Jefferson's slaves and has produced documentary films of Jefferson's slaves and on the Greensboro Four. On July 1, 2013, Reed was arrested at the North Carolina State Legislature building in Raleigh, N.C., as a part of the Moral Mondays movement. Reed decided to participate in civil disobedience on that day in honor of her mother Mattye Reed's birthday (July 1).

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