Children’s book teaches African American history in NC

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A new book by the founding director of North Carolina African American Heritage Commission teaches children about the history of African Americans’ contributions to the state.

A news release from the state Department of Natural and Cultural resource says the book titled “My N.C. from A to Z” was written by Michelle Lanier, who advocated for legislation that created the commission.

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She then served as its founding executive director.

Each letter represents African American people and places rooted in North Carolina.

For example, B stands for Black Wall Street, a Durham area where African American enterprise thrived in the late 1800s and early 1900s.