Fred Carnage, a civil rights leader who in 1949 became the first black to be named to a local school board in North Carolina, died in 1988. He practiced law in Raleigh for 56 years.
Fred Carnage, a civil rights leader who in 1949 became the first black to be named to a local school board in North Carolina, died in 1988. He practiced law in Raleigh for 56 years. News & Observer File Photo
Fred Carnage, a civil rights leader who in 1949 became the first black to be named to a local school board in North Carolina, died in 1988. He practiced law in Raleigh for 56 years. News & Observer File Photo

Past Times: East Hargett Street was center of black life and business

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About Past Times

History fascinates us. We love to linger over old photographs or accounts of years long gone. Discovering our own personal histories can become an enjoyable pastime. This blog will provide some looks into that past. We'll look at NC history in general, and Triangle history in particular. We'll also try to give you the tips and tools (and connections) for looking at your own history.