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African-American Heritage Attractions

With more than 50 cultural heritage sites, North Carolina’s capital city area is rich in African-American heritage with landmarks and markers in art, business, education, medicine, politics, religion and more.

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African American Cultural Center

  • 2810 Cates Ave.
    Witherspoon Student Center
    N.C. State University
    Raleigh, NC 27695-7318
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Phone: 919.515.5210

African American Cultural Complex/Museum

  • 119 Sunnybrook Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Area: East Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.250.9336

Anna J. Cooper Highway Historical Marker

  • Edenton St. at East St.
    Raleigh, NC N/A
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: .NA

Berry O’Kelly Training School Highway Historical Marker

  • 514 Method Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Phone: 919.834.5900

Black Main Street

  • E. Hargett St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: .NA

Calvin E. Lightner

  • 312 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    Lightner Funeral Home
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: .NA

Charles N. Hunter Highway Historical Marker

  • New Bern Ave.
    Raleigh, NC NA
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: .NA

City Cemetery

  • 500 E. Hargett St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.831.6548

College Park and Idlewild Neighborhoods

  • Surrounding Tarboro St.
    Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Area: East Raleigh
  • Phone: .NA

Davie St. Presbyterian Church

  • 300 E. Davie St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.834.8855
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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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