Black history month is an incredible opportunity to learn more about the place we call home. Are you still looking for places and spaces to visit that celebrate heroes of African American progress? Discover the incredible heroes that lived right next door or just down the road while you explore NC’s rich African American history and heritage in this short places-to-see blog.
Local historical spaces to explore
Did you know that Durham’s Parrish street was once called the “Mecca of Black business” and that it was one of the best places for black business to grow? North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company (est 1898) and Farmers and Mechanics Bank (est 1906), both founded by black business leaders, were cornerstones of establishing business leadership and economic power in Durham.
Visit Durham’s Black Wall Street and learn about Black heroes of the industrial era.
Visit the North Carolina Museum of History and see black history up close through the uniquely curated exhibits highlighting the struggles and achievements of African Americans in North Carolina.