Posts Tagged: Freedmen’s Colony

The First Light of Freedom Memorial was placed at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in 2001 as part of the North Carolina Civil War Heritage Trail and was funded by the local Freedmen’s Remembrance Committee.

NPS Honors Roanoke Island Freedmen’s Colony 154th Anniversary

The National Park Service (NPS) Outer Banks Group is honoring the 154th anniversary of the Roanoke Island Freedmen’s Colony at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on May 14. “If you can cross the creek...

National Park Service summer programs on the Outer Banks take kids to the top of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

National Park Service Announces Outer Banks Summer Programs

Summer is almost upon us and the National Park Service Outer Banks Group is ready with a summer schedule full of a variety of programs for park visitors, including history talks, nature walks, recreational...

Outer Banks Freedmen’s Colony 152nd Anniversary Commemorated

One hundred and fifty-two years ago, thousands of African-American slaves risked punishment, family separation, and even their lives to reach the freedom waiting for them on Roanoke Island.  The story of the Freedmen’s Colony...

Members of the Tuskegee Airmen were honored in Nags Head, NC on February 4, 2004. (photo by Matt Artz)

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Celebrates Black History Month

Since the mid-1970’s our Nation has commemorated African American heritage during the month of February as an official observance to celebrate the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles...

8th Annual Freedmen's Colony Blues Jam [Concert Preview]

The 8th Annual Freedmen’s Colony Blues Jam will be held on Friday, February 17th starting at 7:00 p.m. featuring  performances by Ironing Board Sam, Big Ron Hunter and the local band Old Enough to Know...