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Wilkes Cary was a Caswell County legislator and remarkable for being an ex-slave. His career began as a blacksmith before becoming a schoolteacher. He held the titles of \"County Examiner\" and \"Superintendent of Public Instruction.\"
Afro-American legislators are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Rep. Henry Frye's election to the General Assembly; Frye was the first black North Carolina legislator in the 20th century.
This article presents North Carolina’s first four black Congressmen: John A. Hyman, James E. O’Hara, Henry P. Cheatham, and George H. White. Today, few North Carolinians know about these early men and the significance they held in history.
In 1920, Lillian Exum Clement became the first woman to serve in the General Assembly. In 1968, Henry Frye became the first African American elected to the General Assembly since the 19th-century.
Spring Lake mayor, Chris Rey, is running for the position of U.S. Senator from North Carolina. Were he to win, he would be the first black senator from the state. This article discusses Rey’s background, the history of black men running for office in North Carolina, and the state of the current election.
This article examines the 1883 State Assembly of North Carolina which contained 16 African-American representatives and 3 African-American senators elected as Republicans. The politics and government of North Carolina during the late 19th century are also discussed.