Connect North Carolina's African American heritage to the classroom! These resources are beneficial to educators and students alike. Use them to:
- Explore African American history
- Connect with archival resources
- Discover robust digital collections from across the state
We update these resources on occasion, so check back regularly.
North Carolina Museum of History Educator Notebook (for purchase)
Digital Resources & Collections
State of North Carolina Archives
Exploring North Carolina: African American History
Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South
"Slave Voices from the Special Collections Library"
UNC Chapel Hill
Documenting the American South (DocSouth)
Southern Oral History Program Interview Database
NC Runaway Slave Advertisements, 1750-1840
HBCU Digital Collections
The following North Carolina HBCUs have online access to digital archives and special collections:
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
North Carolina Central University
Winston-Salem State University
African American Heritage Sites
Listing of North Carolina African American Heritage Sites
Consider these African American heritage sites for your next field trip or group visit!
North Carolina Museum of History (Raleigh) Plan a school or group visit.
Historic Stagville (Durham) Explore school programs.
Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum (Greesnboro area) Educator packet.
Somerset Place State Historic Site (Creswell) Learn more.
Historic Edenton State Historic Site (Edenton) Learn more.
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (Manteo) Plan a visit.
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (Charlotte) Guided tours.
Delta Arts Center (Winston-Salem) Education programs.
African American Atelier (Greensboro) After-school and weekend programs.
North Carolina Museum of History "African American Life and Culture in NC" Livestream