New Bern’s African American community focuses on the event

“Traces of Places and Faces of African Americans in the New Bern Community” by Dr. Erroll L. Royal.

Dr. Erroll L. Royal of New Bern is set to give a virtual presentation of his most recent book, “Traces of Places and Faces of African Americans from the New Bern Community,” as part of the series of Tryon Palace African-American Lectures.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 17. Although offered virtually, reservations are required to participate. Email historical interpreter Krystal Eldred at [email protected] or call 252-639-3512.

Royal will highlight past and present African Americans in the New Bern area who have made or continue to make significant contributions to the city, surrounding areas and nationally.

“His stories serve to remember the legacy of these African Americans, as their lives will have a lasting impact on the lives of many generations for generations to come,” organizers said.

Royal, a graduate of New Bern Senior High School who, in addition to his doctorate, has earned master’s degrees in multiple areas of study, is a retired educator with more than 40 years as a school administrator.

He is the author of other books including ‘Pembroke: The Road Less Traveled’, ‘No Pain, No Rain, No Gain: Understanding the Meaning of Suffering’ and ‘Twenty Steps to Effective Prayer’.

Royal is working on a sequel to “Traces of Places and Faces of African Americans from the New Bern Community” to remember other personalities not mentioned in the first book.


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