top of page

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

Updated: Jan 2, 2022

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

23 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page