Saturday, April 16, 2022
Our 4th annual Emma Dupree Day began with the unveiling on Railroad Street (at the corner of Mills) of a historic marker memorializing her renown as an herbalist and referencing her longtime residence a block east of the marker. The DAR presented medals and certificates of honor to several of Mrs. Dupree’s family.
The marker was funded through the William G. Pomeroy Foundation with assistance from the North Carolina Folklife Institute.
Emma Dupree Day continued at Fountain Presbyterian Church with a program that recognized Mrs. Dupree’s family and gave voice to those who remembered her remarkable cures. Featured guest speaker was Walter Shepherd, who produced the excellent documentary on Emma Dupree, “Little Medicine Thing,” with ECU medical school students in 1978. Other speakers included Joni Torres, Pitt County Master Gardener; Rev. Jane Rose; and Holly Mathews, who introduced Dr. Shepherd.
The Glorifying Vines Sisters in concert!