The following African-American Resources relate to New Bern or Craven County, or are written by natives of New Bern or Craven County.
- Allen, Martha
- Barbour, Mary
- Freeman, Frank
- Harris, George W.
- Huggins, Alex
- Rogers, Hattie
- Whitfield, J.W.
Fact Stranger than Fiction: Seventy-five Years of a Busy Life...by John Patterson Green, 1920. (Author was born in New Bern in 1845, first two chapters detail his life in New Bern).
One Hundred Years of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church by James Walker Hood (1895)
A Short Account of the Rise and Progress of the African M.E. Church in America by Christopher Rush (1866)
Sketch of the Early History of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church by James Walker Hood (1914)