Honoring Black History in NENC & the Outer Banks

    Honoring Black History in NENC & the Outer Banks

    Feb 28, 2021

    Northeastern NC and the Outer Banks offer a long list of historical significance in African American history.

    Water; from rivers, creeks and tributaries to the great Atlantic Ocean, served as the "safe haven" for the Maritime Underground Railroad. A short collection of local, African American history and landmarks are highlighted via video, photographs and articles below. Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty honors the courage, sacrifice and contribution of African Americans in U.S. and NC history. Additionally we celebrate with the descendants who carry on their legacy in our local communities today.

    Harriet Jacobs

    Photo credit: Visit Edenton

    Historic Hope Plantation

    Photo credit: Historic Hope Plantation

    Somerset Plantation

    Photo Credit: Somerset Plantation

    Northeastern NC's Underground Railroad

    Museum of the Albemarle offers a powerful video, "Hours of microfilm records had been mined to find names and locations of enslaved people who escaped through the forests, rivers and swamps. The history of the Underground Railroad is complex, but there are few tangible artifacts to tell the story. Just as preservation and interpretation of artifacts are important goals of museums, research and teaching also belong among the objectives. This is a meaningful story about the region and tells a portion of the history of the Albemarle." - Museum of the Albemarle

    Photo Credit: Visit Elizabeth City

    The Underground Railroad in Eastern NC

    Photo Credit: Museum of the Albemarle

    Great Dismal Swamp an irreplaceable hub of Black and Indigenous history

    Photo Credit: Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge

    Historic Jarvisburg Colored School

    Photo Credit: Historic Jarvisburg Colored School Museum

    Celebrating Black History on the Outer Banks

    Photo Credit: Roanoke Island Festival Park

    Photo Credit: Roanoke Island Festival Park

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    Original blog content courtesy of Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty