Robert Kelly Bryant Jr. was born and grew up in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He worked for NC Mutual, the largest African American-owned business in the country at the time. After his retirement in 1981, Bryant spent many years telling the stories of Hayti and being a champion for public works in the community.
R. Kelly Bryant - Behind the Veil Interview
Click here to listen to part 2 of the interview starting at 33:07-37:49 to hear him discuss segregation practices in Downtown Durham and the role of W.G. Pearson, superintendent of African American schools, in the education of African Americans and recruitment of black teachers in Durham. This interview with R. Kelly Bryant was conducted by Paul Ortiz.