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:

Historic Jarvisburg Colored School
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Somerset Place State Historic Site
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Albemarle Bank
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Reid’s Grove Rosenwald School
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A Virtual Walking Tour of Edenton’s East Gale Street
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Richard Etheridge Statue at Collins Park
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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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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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Pasquotank River and the Underground Railroad
The Pasquotank River was an important gateway to freedom for many enslaved African Americans in northeastern...
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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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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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