Dr. Erroll L. Royal, from New Bern, is set to give a virtual presentation on his most recent book, “Traces of Places and Faces of African Americans from the New Bern Community,” as part of Tryon Palace’s African American Lecture Series.
The program will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. Though offered virtually, reservations are required to participate. Email Historic Interpreter Krystal Eldred at email@example.com or call 252-639-3512.
Royal will highlight past and present African Americans from the New Bern area who have made or continue to make significant contributions to the city, the surrounding areas and nationwide.
“His stories serve to remember the legacies of these African Americans as their lives will have lasting impact on the lives of many for generations to come,” organizers said.
Royal, a New Bern Senior High School graduate who, in addition to his doctorate, earned master’s in several areas of study, is a retired educator with more than 40 years as a school administrator.
He is author of other books including “Pembroke: The Road Less Traveled,” “No Pain, No Rain, No Gain: Understanding the Meaning of Suffering” and “Twenty Steps to Effective Prayer.”
Royal is working on a sequel to “Traces of Places and Faces of African Americans from the New Bern Community” to remember other prominent individuals not mentioned in the first book.