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 nine NC counties that include:

Somerset Place State Historic Site
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Albemarle Bank
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Reid’s Grove Rosenwald School
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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island | Richard Etheridge Family Cemetery
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Colored Union Soldiers Monument
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Harriet Jacobs Tour
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Roanoke River Underground Railroad Trail Signs
The Roanoke River became one of several regional river escape routes for the complex network in our country...
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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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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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Dismal Swamp State Park
The mysteriously and formidably named Great Dismal Swamp straddles the North Carolina-Virginia border...
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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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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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