Much thanks to Mr. Ben Steelman of the Wilmington Star News for the generous book review in Sunday's book section of the paper. I am particularly touched by this because this is the exact same newspaper in which so many articles about Charlie appeared over the course of the last 130 years. I drew much from the archives of this newspaper during my research. Also available here.
On a recent trip to Durham, I was able to find the cemetery where both Julian Carr and Annie and James Southgate are buried. Their graves are found in the old section of Maplewood Cemetery near the intersection of Kent and Morehead roads. Those familiar with Charlie's history knows the importance of these people in his life, and the lifelong appreciation he maintained for their friendship and mentorship.
Julian Carr's elaborate headstone
As further proof that the story of Charlie Soong is alive and well in North Carolina, the following article was just published in a North Carolina newspaper regarding the baptism of Charlie's great-grandson just a month ago (Aug. 2015) at the very same church that Charlie was baptized in Wilmington. It's a very interesting read.
Click HERE for the article by D. G. Martin.
So happy to be working with Brian at Scuppernong Books in downtown Greensboro. In addition to agreeing to make my book available at Scuppernong, Brian has assisted me in scheduling a book event on Saturday, October 17 (Charlie Soong's birthday) at 7 p.m.. I am very much looking forward to it and am grateful to Brian for the opportunity to help spread the word about Charlie''s amazing life and the role of the many North Carolinians that helped to shape it.