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:

The Pea Island Cookhouse Museum | Manteo
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Historic Jarvisburg Colored School
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Sawyer's Creek | Marian Anderson High School
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Elizabeth City State Teachers College Historic District
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Colored Union Soldiers Monument
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Harriet Jacobs Tour
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Maritime Underground Railroad Waterfront
National Park Service Underground Railway Network to Freedom, Maritime Underground Railroad Site, Waterfront...
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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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Camden Heritage Museum & Historic Jail
Learn about construction of the Dismal Swamp Canal and Moses Grandy, a slave born in the late 1700s who...
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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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