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  • English professor's novel tells of Black Civil War soldiers' fight for freedom

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    English professor David Wright Faladé wrote about a newly freed slave fighting for the Union army during the Civil War in his recently published novel, “Black Cloud Rising.” The novel is based on the life of Richard Etheridge, who after his military service became the leader of the only Black lifesaving crew on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The novel imagines the conflicts Etheridge might have felt about his biracial background.

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