A new book by Gregg Hecimovich tells the story of the North Carolina native who wrote the first known novel by an African American woman.
In the summer of 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King spoke at Reynolds Coliseum. Recently-discovered footage brings the event into focus.
A weekend trip in the off-season reveals excellent cocktails, great food and plenty of cultural opportunities.
This poem is dedicated to George Moses Horton, an enslaved poet and the first Black American to publish a book in the South.
A look back at the origins and evolution of this annual celebration of agriculture and innovation, which was first held in Raleigh in 1853.
An ongoing program from the African American Heritage Commission highlights 50 significant moments and people in our state’s history.
The book Biography of a Phantom inspires a journalist to reflect on the ethics of researching musical history.
On April 29, the North Carolina Museum of History hosted its annual Spring Frolic to support the exhibitions and education programs.
A Q&A with the author of the new book, Give Raleigh Her Flowers, which is based off of a 2021 exhibition at Anchorlight Studio.
This Raleigh native discusses the journey to releasing her first book, Historic Black Neighborhoods of Raleigh.
Yvonne Sanders and Belle Long have become friends as they dig into the past — and reckon with the truth that one’s ancestors enslaved the other’s.
Ruffin Franklin is related to James Franklin, Benjamin Franklin’s older brother — and he wants to set the record straight.
This Oberlin Road estate holds an untold piece of Raleigh’s Black history still being uncovered by owner Cheryl Crooms Williams.
The late longtime DJ known as Charlie Brown helped popularize the shag-dance genre along the Carolina coast in the 1960s.