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 nine NC counties that include:

Roanoke River Underground Railroad Trail Signs
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United States Colored Troops (USCT) Encampment Site
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Miss Chrissy’s Cookhouse
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McBride Colored School
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A Virtual Walking Tour of Edenton’s East Gale Street
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Historic Jarvisburg Colored School
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Reid’s Grove Rosenwald School
Still on its original site, the Reid’s Grove School educated African American students. Completed on November...
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Somerset Place State Historic Site
This historic site offers a realistic view of 19th-century life on a large-scale North Carolina plantation....
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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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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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The Freedman’s Colony 1862-1867 | NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Richard Etheridge (1842-1900) and his family were buried on property that he purchased in the vicinity...
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Historic Jarvisburg Colored School
SPECIAL NOTE: The Historic Jarvisburg Colored School will be closed for tours starting May 21, 2023...
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