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

Maritime Underground Railroad Waterfront
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Parksville AME Zion Church
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United States Colored Troops (USCT) Encampment Site
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Fort Raleigh National Historic Site | Freedman’s Colony 1862 -1867
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Colored Union Soldiers Monument
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Historic Jarvisburg Colored School
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Sawyer's Creek | Marian Anderson High School
Marian Anderson High School, originally named Sawyer’s Creek High School, was opened in 1952 for Camden...
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Richard Etheridge Statue at Collins Park
At Collins Park in Manteo, NC, centered in the roundabout on Bideford and Sir Walter Raleigh Streets,...
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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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Mariners' Wharf
 The busy wharf was the site of much Civil War activity. Black troops, free Black Elizabeth City residents,...
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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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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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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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