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This Month in New Bern History – September 2020

by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society Photo from Wikipedia On September 19, 1889, a young professional, educated couple were married in New Bern.  Together they were to have a profound effect in establishing an African American middle class and promoting gender and racial equality in 19th century New Bern.  This is their story. …

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This Month in New Bern History – August 2020

by Claudia Houston, Historian, New Bern Historical Society North Carolina Highway Marker at Broad and Craven Street, New Bern, NC New Bern is well known for its many significant “firsts” – North Carolina’s first capital, first printing press, first newspaper, first published book, and first postal service, among others.  But one “famous first” in August …

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