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Black History Month Reports

WITN's Cassandra Bell brought us our first of several "Black History" reports this month at 6:00 pm Wednesday.

The first stop was the Freeman Round House in Wilson. The house is situated at the junction of Nash and Hines streets as you enter the city. The home was built in 1946 as a means of housing for G.I.'s returning from war. The significant thing about the house is not just the fact that it's round, but the materials Freeman used to build it used a technique he perfected at Tuskegee Institute, using not just mortar and stone, but bottles, tree sapling and even string.

There are other Freeman homes throughout the city, but the round house is now a museum that spotlights Freeman's unique contribution to home building and many familiar faces making a little history of their own.

Cassandra also spotlighted he city art museum and one of its many galleries where several photos by Burk Uzzle are on display. His work features what happened following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

The newly released photos will be on display through Saturday. They will then become property of the Smithsonian.


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