Correspondence (1965-2015) with state and national public figures including Maya Angelou, Will Campbell, Bill Moyers, John Ehle, and Rosemary Harris; Governors James B. Hunt and Michael Dukakis; Congressman James McClure Clark and Elspeth Clark, the Rev. Dr. William Finlator, the Rev. Dr. Donald W. Shriver, feminist Hebrew scholar Phyllis Trible; North Carolina legislators J. McNeill Smith of Greensboro and Willis Whichard of Durham; Civil Rights leader Dr. Anna Arnold Hedgeman, et al. Scholarly addresses delivered before national assemblies and editorials written for N.C. newspapers including the Winston-Salem Journal, the Charlotte Observer, the Greensboro Record, and the Raleigh News and Observer. Early draft of manuscript Ceremony of Innocence, published by Mercer University Press, 2005.
Dr. Roger Dean Sharpe, born August 29, 1947, in Harmony (Iredell County), North Carolina, is the son of Henry Woodrow Sharpe, Sr., and Hattie Bell Shore Sharpe. He was educated at East Carolina University, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, the University of Oxford, and Union Theological Seminary in New York City, New York. He is a North Carolina educator and former state senator, historian, author, and national public policy advocate for civil rights and education.
Gift of Dr. Roger D. Sharpe
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