As a continuation of the Beloved Community Sunday School program, the planned meetings for the end of Lent have been recorded. In the videos below, Nelson McDaniel, local historian and former president of the New Bern Historical Society, of New Bern, NC, shares his vast knowledge of the Black experience in New Bern during Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction eras. Click on the arrows to view the videos.
Thank you to Lydia Ash and Mary Lynn Guidage for videoing Nelson. Lydia and Mary Lynn attested to the fact they could have taped many more hours as Nelson shared his love and knowledge of history as well as his innate gift as a teacher. A few of his many books of general interest are pictured and listed below. Stay safe and well and enjoy this virtual interaction with one of our New Bern/Christ Church treasures.
George Henry White – An Even Chance in the Race of Life by Benjamin R. Justesen
The Fire of Freedom – Abraham Galloway & The Slaves’ Civil War by David S. Cecelski
Recollections of My Slavery Days by William Henry Singleton
Crafting Lives – African American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina 1770-1900 by Catherine W. Bishir
The Free Negro In North Carolina 1790-1860 by John Hope Franklin