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Charles N. Hunter Highway Historical Marker

  • New Bern Ave.
    Raleigh, NC NA

Black teacher, journalist and reformer who lived from 1852 to 1931. Born into slavery, he witnessed changes in race relations from emancipation to Reconstruction to segregation and drew upon these varied experiences in his life’s work. Hunter was a founder of the North Carolina Industrial Association, host of an annual state fair for African Americans, which became the most popular social event for blacks statewide. From 1910 to 1918, he served as principal of the Berry O’Kelly Training School in Raleigh.

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