Several free families of color that lived in what is now Wilson County, including the Locuses and Lynches, were descended not only from African and European ancestors, but Native Americans as well. Black Wide-Awake remembers that this land belonged to the Tuscarora and other indigenous people and honors them today.
Wilson County belonged to the Tuscarora. #truthsgiving
Detail from Emanuel Bowen’s “A New and Accurate Map of the Province of North and South Carolina, Georgia, etc.” (1747), North Carolina Maps, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.