Celebrate Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month, explore some of the history, arts, and achievements made by notable African-Americans.
Discover the history and heritage of African Americans in North Carolina from the colonial era to the present day. The database covers a selection of resources on important topics and events, including: biographies; the art and cultural heritage of African Americans in the state; slavery and the ante-bellum era; the struggle for citizenship and civil rights; business and educational leadership; politics; and historic sites and monuments.
North Carolina native, Nina Simone
(State of NC publication)
A .pdf guide created by the State of North Carolina to explore the history of the African American community in our state. Includes a reference map as well as a listing of historic and cultural sites.
Exlpore these other resources from NC Live
Twentieth-Century African American Poetry
62 of the most important African-American poets of the last century: Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde and Rita Dove.
African American Poetry
Poems from 1750-1900 including Lucy Terry Prince, Phillis Wheatley, Jupiter Hammon, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and more.
American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
Life histories of former slaves compiled from 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.