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:

Dismal Swamp State Park
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Albemarle Bank
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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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Herbert Collins Boathouse at Collins Park
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Josephine Napoleon Leary
Step inside the “Edenton Women of Distinction Exhibit” and learn about Mrs. Josephine  Napoleon Leary,...
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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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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site | Freedman’s Colony 1862 -1867
On the heels of the Union’s first military victory of the Civil War at Fort Hatteras in August 1861,...
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Parksville AME Zion Church
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (A.M.E. Zion) has a rich history with African Americans and...
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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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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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