For those of you who missed the COR Museum African-American Symposium last Saturday, or the N&O article that preceded it, you missed some great local history. I will refer you back to the N&O article that chronicles the discovery of John Hunter's history and Ernest Dollar's efforts to unite that history with living family members.
John Hunter was an enslaved person on the Spring Hill Plantation, owned by Theophilus Hunter. John was well loved and lived a very long life. His obituary claimed 112 years. He was interviewed in the 1870 for an article in the Raleign Sentinel. His memories include Fayetteville Street while it was surrounded by wilderness and wild animals, the blood thirsty dragoons of Col, Tarleton, and local buildings burning in 1812.
We are lucky that Ernest Dollar, COR director, discovered John and his history so that his story can be share again now.
See the article and the video at the N&O.
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