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:

Mariners' Wharf
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Captain Benjamin J. Bowser Gravesite
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Colored Union Soldiers Monument
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Somerset Place State Historic Site
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Sawyer's Creek | Marian Anderson High School
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Josephine Napoleon Leary
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Historic Rosenwald School and River Center
Check out signage on the historic grounds at the circa 1920 Hamilton Rosenwald School (formerly known...
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Sawyer's Creek | Marian Anderson High School
Marian Anderson High School, originally named Sawyer’s Creek High School, was opened in 1952 for Camden...
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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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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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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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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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