The State Library of NC had an extra copy of Historical Reflections on African American Tarboro by the late C. Rudolph Knight and the donated it to our library. The place has been so bled dry of funds that they couldn’t afford to mail it to us so I picked it up while doing some research there recently. The book has a lot of information about the families and history of the African American community in and around Tarboro and we are happy to have the book just in time for Black History Month.
Also, I recently received a list of NC, KIA Vietnam Veterans who do not have picture on the Virtual Vietnam Veterans Wall of Faces and one of the soldiers was from Princeville, NC, which is just across the Tar river from Tarboro. His name was Pvt. Bobby Ray Wilkins. The book, Historical Reflections on African American Tarboro, has a section on a Wilkins family in the area but I didn’t see Pvt. Wilkin’s name. If anyone who reads this has any knowledge of where an image of Pvt. Wilkins might be, please let me know.