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:

United States Colored Troops (USCT) Encampment Site
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Colored Union Soldiers Monument
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Historic Jarvisburg Colored School
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Maritime Underground Railroad Waterfront
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McBride Colored School
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Richard Etheridge Statue at Collins Park
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Island Farm
Explore Island Farm, a living history site interpreting daily life on Roanoke Island in the mid-1800s....
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Historic Edenton Trolley Tour
For visitors (and residents) wanting to experience a leisurely tour of Edenton and learn about its 300-year...
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Elizabeth City State Teachers College Historic District
On 3 March 1891, an African-American representative from Pasquotank County in the North Carolina General...
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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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Camden Heritage Museum & Historic Jail
Learn about construction of the Dismal Swamp Canal and Moses Grandy, a slave born in the late 1700s who...
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