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The State of Things
11:04 am
Fri December 13, 2013

5 Great Musicians You Might Not Know Are From Eastern North Carolina

Portrait of Billy Taylor, New York, N.Y., ca. 1947
Credit Library of Congress via Flickr

Eastern North Carolina has yielded a rich crop of nationally recognized African American musicians. People like jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk.

But many musicians hailing from this part of the state have gone unnoticed. A new book, African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina, takes readers on a musical journey through this overlooked region.

Here are five musicians whose roots run deep in Eastern Carolina:

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Arts & Culture
11:59 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Author Explores History Of American Indian And African-American Heritage

Credit Wikimedia Commons

  

Many people know that during the Trail of Tears, tens of thousands of American Indians were forced to walk to Oklahoma.

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