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

...and more! 

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

Digital Collections


Digital NC

Collections and Exhibits


Exploring North Carolina: African American History

Duke University

Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South

"Slave Voices from the Special Collections Library"

James Karales Photographs

UNC Chapel Hill

Documenting the American South (DocSouth)

Southern Oral History Program Interview Database

UNC Greensboro

NC Runaway Slave Advertisements, 1750-1840

Civil Rights Greensboro

HBCU Digital Collections 

The following North Carolina HBCUs have online access to digital archives and special collections: 

Fayetteville State University

North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

North Carolina Central University

Shaw University

Winston-Salem State University

African American Heritage Sites

Listing of North Carolina African American Heritage Sites

Field Trips

Consider these African American heritage sites for your next field trip or group visit! 

History Museums

North Carolina Museum of History (Raleigh) Plan a school or group visit. 

Historic Sites

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. 

Art Museums

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

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