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 American 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:

Pasquotank River and the Underground Railroad
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Hotel De Afrique | Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
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Corinth Missionary Baptist Church
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Colored Union Soldiers Monument
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Parksville AME Zion Church
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Maritime Underground Railroad Waterfront
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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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Harriet Jacobs Tour
Hear the amazing tale of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born into slavery in Edenton, who escaped to become...
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Historic Jarvisburg Colored School
The Historic Jarvisburg Colored School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, honoring...
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Dismal Swamp Canal
Proposed as early as 1730 by Col. William Byrd II, the Dismal Swamp Canal is the oldest operating artificial...
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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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Haven Creek Baptist Church | Manteo
Former slaves brought faith and love of worship services with them to the Freedmen’s Colony. Haven Creek...
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