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 American 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:

Colored Union Soldiers Monument
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Haven Creek Baptist Church | Manteo
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Dismal Swamp Canal
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A Virtual Walking Tour of Edenton’s East Gale Street
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Corinth Missionary Baptist Church
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Mariners' Wharf
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The Pea Island Cookhouse Museum | Manteo
The Outer Banks has the distinction of being home to one of the most highly awarded rescue crews...
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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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Corinth Missionary Baptist Church
In 1866, one year after the abolishment of slavery, the Reverend Z.H. Berry, E.M. Boone and a few other...
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McBride Colored School
The McBride Colored School opened in 1928 at the site of where today stands the Rosenwald Community Center....
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Albemarle Bank
On August 14, 1920, this structure opened for business as the Albemarle Bank, the first African American-owned...
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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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