The State of North Carolina’s HBCUs

For 155 years, our state’s historically Black colleges and universities have produced activists, scientists, educators, and artists. From the Greensboro Four at NC A&T State University, who advanced a civil rights movement, to NC Central University alumnus André Leon Talley, a former Vogue editor, some of the nation’s brightest leaders have been molded in North Carolina.

The Green Book Guide to North Carolina

For Black families in the 1950s, the ribbons of asphalt that crisscross our state could be dangerous obstacle courses: Most hotels and other businesses denied African-Americans basic services. Many travelers of color looked to the Green Book to find safety on the open road and community in our towns and cities.