Our "Heritage Practitioner Resource Library" includes a range of practical resources and digital professional development content to support and strengthen African American public humanities practitioners that lead, work in, and volunteer in or with history museums, house museums, historic sites, and cultural centers that interpret African American history; and grassroots groups, nonprofits, and advocates that preserve African American neighborhoods, historic properties and cultural spaces. Resources include:
- Webinars - Featuring both our 2022 "Growing Our Griots: Strengthening North Carolina's Black Heritage Keepers" and 2020-2021 "Sustaining NC's African American Heritage Institutions During COVID-19" webinar series. Webinars are designed to respond to the needs of our stakeholders as they navigate the pandemic and beyond as they work to grow and sustain their cultural assets. These series leverage the expertise of public humanities practitioners within North Carolina and across the country.
- Technical Leaflets - Designed to offer practical guidance and actionable steps as practitioners seek to meet a diversity of African American heritage centered goals. They are written by expert public humanities practitioners from across the state and country.
"Growing Our Griots: Strengthening North Carolina's Black Heritage Keepers" is supported in part by North Carolina Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. www.nchumanities.org.
NC African American Heritage Commission received a NC CARES: Humanities Relief Grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, www.nchumanities.org. Funding for NC CARES has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.