home-page Green Book Project Did you know that over 300 businesses in North Carolina were listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book? In fact, there were 327. Over the course of several months, Green Book Project staff will research each of these sites. Find out more Contact Us Get in touch with us. Contact us My N.C. from A to Z Children and parents will love learning their very first ideas about North Carolina in My N.C. from A to Z. Learn more What effect has this pandemic had on your personal life, family, business, church, organization, or community? What feelings are you experiencing? Share your story Looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month 2022? Join Us! Our 5th Annual Black History Month Read-in is now live! Learn More NC AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION The North Carolina General Assembly created the African American Heritage Commission (AAHC) in 2008 to “assist the Secretary of Cultural Resources in the preservation, interpretation, and promotion of African American history, arts, and culture.” With this legislation the AAHC has identified African American heritage practitioners, such as curators, docents, and museum directors, as priority service populations. The AAHC was recognized as a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in 2017, after being housed in the Office of Archives and History and the North Carolina Arts Council. The commission works across the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to achieve the mission of preserving, protecting, and promoting North Carolina’s African American history, art, and culture, for all people. EVENTS Connect with African American heritage events near you. PROGRAMS Explore our programs and projects. RESOURCES Discover resources for the classroom, for your institution, and more. ABOUT US Learn more about who we are and what we do. CONTACT US Get in touch with us. PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT Learn about available professional advancement opportunities. The NC African American Heritage Commission is joining communities across the state to physically mark sites critical to the Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina. We invite you to apply for one of these markers. Learn more about the program.