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

Historic Jarvisburg Colored School
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Colored Union Soldiers Monument
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McBride Colored School
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Mariners' Wharf
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Haven Creek Baptist Church | Manteo
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A Virtual Walking Tour of Edenton’s East Gale Street
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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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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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Captain Benjamin J. Bowser Gravesite
The Pea Island Lifesaving Station, known as “Station 17,” was manned by an all-African American crew. ...
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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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Hotel De Afrique | Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
-National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom- The first Union military victory of the Civil War...
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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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