North Carolina's African American heritage is rich and diverse. In slavery and in freedom, black residents shaped state politics and institutions, literary traditions, religious practice, and the lives of their fellow North Carolinians. The African American struggle for civil rights and equality touched all regions of the state and beyond.
Here are a few great video and website resourses on African-American History and the positive impact African-Americans have had on shaping our state and country.
North Carolina’s Black History
Twelve reasons to feel proud of your home state. Includes events and destinations.
African-American History Attractions
What to do and see around North Carolina during Black History Month.
African-American History Timeline
A chronology of black history from the early slave trade through Affirmative Action.
NC Department of Cultural Resources Tracks African American History across North Carolina
African Americans have made rich and varied contributions to North Carolina history. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources provides opportunities to study and celebrate African American history all year, and offers outstanding ways to share that history in coming weeks.
Black History Facts
Past and present people and events that shaped the lives of African-Americans.
Prominent African Americans
Presenting all (past and present) prominent people (of African decent). The intended goal is to present a fairly representative sample of our “shining stars”.
400 Famous African-Americans
A-Z listings including Law, Politics, Scientists, Educators, Activists, Artists, Writers, Actors, Comedians, Musicians and Singers.