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'Proud that he was from here': First Black U.S. congressman's North Carolina roots

“Hearing stories from history is tough,” Leisa Greathouse, a content and development historian with the North Carolina History Center on the Civil War, Emancipation and Reconstruction, said. “But as you keep reading you find someone like Hiram Revels, and you feel a glimmer of light shining that gives hope, when those little bits of progress come to fruition.”

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