The following African-American Resources relate to New Bern
or Craven County, or are written by natives of New Bern or Craven County.
Slave Narratives mentioning New Bern from the Library of Congress
American Memory Project
The Anthology of Zion Methodism with an Appendix by
William Henry Davenport ("journalist and minister in the African Methodist
Episcopal Zion Church, was born in New Bern...")
A Brief History of the Slave Life of Rev. L.R. Ferebee, and the Battles of Life,
and Four Years of His Ministerial Life by L.R. Ferebee (1882).
Defense of the Negro Race--Charges Answered. Speech of Hon. George H. White, of
North Carolina, in the House of Representatives, January 29, 1901.
Digital Library on American Slavery
Episcopal Church, Commission of Home Missions to Colored People, 9th Annual
Episcopal Church, Commission of Home Missions to Colored People, 11th Annual
than Fiction: Seventy-five Years of a Busy Life...by John Patterson Green,
1920. (Author was born in New Bern in 1845, first two chapters detail his life
in New Bern).
First and Last (includes information on Congressman George Henry White, resident
of New Bern), 1901
A History of the Negro Baptist Churches of North Carolina by J.A. Whitted
One Hundred Years of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church by James
Walker Hood (1895)
Proceedings of the Fifty-Third Annual Session of the Newbern Eastern Missionary
Baptist Association of North Carolina Held with the Bethel Baptist Church
Edwards, N. C. Nov. 28-30 and Dec. 1, 1918
Proceedings of the Fifty-Fourth Annual Session of the Newbern Eastern Missionary
Baptist Association of North Carolina Held with the Saint Luke Baptist Church
Morehead City, N.C. Oct. 16-19, 1919
Proceedings of the 58th Annual Session of the New Bern Eastern M. B. Association
of North Carolina Held with Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Stonewall, N.C. October
18th to 21st, 1923
Proceedings of the 59th Annual Session of the New Bern Eastern M. B. Association
of North Carolina Held with the St. Luke M.B. Church Morehead City, N.C. Oct.
16th to 19th, 1924
Recollections of My Slavery Days by William Henry Singleton (1922)
Report of the Superintendent of Negro Affairs in North Carolina (1864)
A Short Account of the Rise and Progress of the African M.E. Church in America
by Christopher Rush (1866)
Sketch of the Early History of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
by James Walker Hood (1914)
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