A brief history of Goldsboro

The Goldsboro Welcome Center recently hosted artist James Burke as he unveiled his work, “Historic Goldsboro Post Office,” which, as the title suggests, depicts the community’s former Post Office. The structure no longer stands. During the ceremony, Goldsboro Museum Curator Francis Oliver gave a brief history of Goldsboro.

I’m not much of a videographer, so please excuse the poor video work. About halfway through the 14-minute video, I switched from portrait mode to landscape mode, which should make it a little easier to watch.

Also, at tabout the 7:20 mark, Ms. Oliver begins a story about “Zora.” She is referring to Zora Neale Hurston, the famed author and anthropologist, who grew up in Goldsboro and Eatonville.

– Dan Ping

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