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:

Colored Union Soldiers Monument
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Corinth Missionary Baptist Church
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Dismal Swamp State Park
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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site | Freedman’s Colony 1862 -1867
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Maritime Underground Railroad Waterfront
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Pasquotank River and the Underground Railroad
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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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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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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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Historic Jarvisburg Colored School
The Historic Jarvisburg Colored School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, honoring...
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Albemarle Bank
On August 14, 1920, this structure opened for business as the Albemarle Bank, the first African American-owned...
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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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