Connecting People with our Black Heritage Sites

Experience the sites and explore the stories that celebrate the contributions of African Americans and their significance in the cultural heritage of Northeast North Carolina.

Inspiring exploration and appreciation for the African American Experience...

The African American Experience of NENC (AAENENC) celebrates the contributions of African Americans and encourages a deeper understanding of the significance of the region’s cultural heritage in order to build more inclusive communities.

This project is a collaborative project between six NC counties that include:s

Herbert Collins Boathouse at Collins Park
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Dismal Swamp State Park
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Historic Jarvisburg Colored School
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A Virtual Walking Tour of Edenton’s East Gale Street
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Colored Union Soldiers Monument
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Pasquotank River and the Underground Railroad
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Historic Jarvisburg Colored School
The Historic Jarvisburg Colored School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, honoring...
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Colored Union Soldiers Monument
A rectangular stone marker sits atop a concrete base. It has a pointed top and is engraved with text...
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Richard Etheridge Statue at Collins Park
At Collins Park in Manteo, NC, centered in the roundabout on Bideford and Sir Walter Raleigh Streets,...
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Pasquotank River and the Underground Railroad
The Pasquotank River was an important gateway to freedom for many enslaved African Americans in northeastern...
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Josephine Napoleon Leary
Step inside the “Edenton Women of Distinction Exhibit” and learn about Mrs. Josephine  Napoleon Leary,...
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Parksville AME Zion Church
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (A.M.E. Zion) has a rich history with African Americans and...
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A Day in Currituck County

Established in 1668, Currituck County is steeped in history and heritage. Named for an indigenous Algonquin term meaning “the land of the wild goose,” Currituck is largely defined by the

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24 Hours in Chowan County

Edenton/Chowan County Itinerary History seeps from every nook and cranny of Edenton and Chowan County. Our outstanding historic 18th-century architecture includes some of the state’s oldest homes and churches. Popular

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A Day in Currituck County

Established in 1668, Currituck County is steeped in history and heritage. Named for an indigenous Algonquin term meaning “the land of the wild goose,” Currituck is largely defined by the

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