Beyond the Green Book: Recovering EC's Historic African-American Businesses

Melissa N. Stuckey, PhD, Elizabeth City State University, will present Beyond the Green Book: Recovering Elizabeth City’s Historic African American Businesses through Project-Based Learning virtually.

The lecture is in conjunction with the Navigating Jim Crow: The Green Book & Oasis Spaces in North Carolina traveling exhibit now on display in our museum. Dr. Stuckey will discuss the two regional businesses, both located in Elizabeth City, that were listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book.

Navigating Jim Crow: The Green Book & Oasis Spaces in North Carolina is a traveling exhibit brough to you by the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission and North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The project was made possible in part by the Institution of Museum and Library Services. The exhibit will be available for viewing at the Museum of the Albemarle through October 29, 2021.

Dr. Melissa N. Stuckey is assistant professor of African American history at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. She is a specialist in early twentieth century black activism and a scholar committed to engaging the public in important conversations about African American history. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and her Ph.D. from Yale University.



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