The historically significant site once saw significant river herring and shad fishing, back-breaking work done almost exclusively by enslaved and free Black laborers.
Black History Month
Retired Coast Guard Cmdr. Gavin Wente and his wife Renee didn’t know when they bought their property last year that it included the unrecorded gravesite of Capt. Lewis Wescott, who participated in one of the most daring ocean rescues in Outer Banks history.
The first of the aquarium’s Community Day Series, organizers said that the debut event welcomes visitors to explore the cuisine of the Gullah Geechee, find inspiration in the spoken word, and dive into a life-saving history.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville is offering the screening in recognition of Black History Month.
The Elizabeth City State University Choir, which performed recently at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills, has been sharing its songs with audiences across the region since 1933.
The one-woman play based on the life of Lizzie Keckley, a formerly enslaved woman who worked as a seamstress in the Lincoln White House, is in celebration of Black History Month.
“Lessons from the Rosenwald Schools” includes footage from hundreds of interviews with alumni and former teachers who share their experiences at historic African American schools.
The Dare County Library Adult Speakers Series will feature “Roanoke’s Forgotten Colony: The Freedmen’s Colony of 1863-1867” with Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Ranger Josh Nelson.
The presentation examines the middle period of the school’s history, from the mid-1930s to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision.
Documentarian Marvin Tupper Jones will discuss the role of these soldiers and their families during a presentation at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City.
“Freedom seekers used this river,” says Leesa Jones, executive director of the Washington Waterfront Underground Railroad Museum.
Historian David Cecelski shares the story of Nannie Davis Ward, who grew up at the now-uninhabited Davis Ridge in Down East Carteret County, and her description in an interview before her death of the remote community of formerly enslaved watermen and island women.
Half of the $1 million needed has been raised to restore the mid-1800s Reaves Chapel, which has fallen into disrepair over the last 15 years since a congregation last worshipped within its walls.
Dr. Erroll L. Royal will share highlights during a virtual presentation Feb. 17 on his most recent book, “Traces of Places and Faces of African Americans from the New Bern Community.”
The newly installed Civil War Trails marker on Mulberry Street in Beaufort provides historical information about Union Town, a refugee camp built in 1862 by African Americans who fled enslavement to Union-occupied Beaufort.
Explore the legacy of Rev. Richard Keaton and the Black Missionary Movement in the Middle Cape Fear Region during the Feb. 18 program at the Pender County Library’s Burgaw location.