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B. Tartt Bell

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note: Tartt Bell, originally of Anniston, Alabama, moved to Greensboro in early 1946, after being discharged from the Civilian Public Service. Bell, a Quaker, worked in the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) office at Woman’s College (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro). He went on to serve as the executive secretary and later director of the Southeast Region of the AFSC. In 1965, Bell moved to McLean, Virginia, and later to Reston, Virginia. He had three children: Bethany, Donald, and Timothy.

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Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Tartt Bell by William Chafe
Date: October 13, 1977
By: B. Tartt Bell
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This October 13, 1977, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe primarily documents Tartt Bell’s work with the American Friends Service Committee toward desegregation of businesses and sch...

Item thumbnail image Letter from B. Tartt Bell to Benjamin L. Smith
Date: August 23, 1957
By: B. Tartt Bell
From: Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
This August 23, 1957 letter from B. Tartt Bell to Benjamin L. Smith expresses support for Smith's work desegregating Greensboro schools. Bell also thanks Smith for the opportunity he and the American ...
Item thumbnail image Letter from B. Tartt Bell to Joseph Cox
Date: February 7, 1957
By: B. Tartt Bell
From: Robert Frazier Papers
In this February 7, 1957 letter to Joseph J. Cox, B. Tartt Bell describes the segregated sleeping arrangements for an American Friends Service Committee conference at Guilford College, the objection o...