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Ask and Answer for May 16

This week's question

What noted planter, in his day nicknamed "Good Billy," built the Tidewater mansion in Beaufort around 1830?

From last week

Question: In what church did celebrated black bass-baritone singer and political activist Paul Robeson conduct a concert in the 1930s?

Answer: Singer and political activist Paul Robeson performed in the First African Baptist Church on New Street in the 1930s.

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