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

Pasquotank River and the Underground Railroad
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Herbert Collins Boathouse at Collins Park
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Dismal Swamp Canal
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Corinth Missionary Baptist Church
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Colored Union Soldiers Monument
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Maritime Underground Railroad Waterfront
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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island | James Melvin Gallery
Richard Etheridge and the great watermen who served with him in the late 1800s at the only all-black...
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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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Dismal Swamp State Park
The mysteriously and formidably named Great Dismal Swamp straddles the North Carolina-Virginia border...
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A Virtual Walking Tour of Edenton’s East Gale Street
A video that is shown as part of builders and artisans exhibit in the Decorative Arts Gallery inside...
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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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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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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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