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Guide to local African American historical sites

The City of Wilmington has a new guide of facts and a map of local sites of historical significance to our African American history. 

The guide was published in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of Wilmington’s Historic Preservation Commission. 

For instance, Giblem Lodge No. 2 for Free & Accepted Prince Hall Masons located at 720 Princess Street was founded in 1866. It is one of the first African American Masonic lodges organized in North Carolina and is still active today.

 The guide can be accessed here or by clicking on the image to the left

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