Meet Luke Martin, son of soldier in United State Colored Troops


April 11 2012. Interview with Luke Martin – Interview by Nelson McDaniel and Bernard George

Luke Martin, son of a former slave and soldier in the United States Colored Troops, was an accomplished brick mason himself.


Hear Luke story about what his life was like during the Jim Crow era. Luke has been a contractor most of his life. A few major New Bern buildings he laid the bricks on were:

  • Dunn Building

  • Rebuilding Tryon Palace (1952-1959)

  • Private Homes

  • Oscar’s Funeral Home

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