• June 19
  • intersection of Broad and Roundtree Streets in New Bern, New Bern
  • June 19, 2021
  • Category: Educational

Event Details

  • June 19, 2021
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Free


  • intersection of Broad and Roundtree Streets in New Bern
  • New Bern,

Event Description

The African American Heritage Trail includes 16 sign panels that explain and interpret significant historic events, people and places that pertain to the African American heritage within the greater Craven Terrace/Dryborough neighborhood. You are invited to help dedicate the signs of the African American Heritage Trail on Saturday, June 19th at 10am at the intersection of Broad and Roundtree Streets in New Bern as part of the Juneteenth commemoration. This ceremony, to which the public is invited, will celebrate the integration of these stories into the remarkable history of New Bern and Craven County, a shared history that belongs to all who call this area home or choose to visit here. We share one history with many stories, remarkable in their diversity and their interdependence. John Hope Franklin was right when he said that we should never stop telling these stories. What a heritage. The development of these signs has been guided by a committee chaired by local historian Bernard George and sponsored by the Historic Dryborough Neighborhood Association, the New Bern Historical Society, the City of New Bern and the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office.

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