Shaw University, Raleigh

Students enjoying free time at Shaw University in Raleigh; credit Raleigh CVB


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In 1792, Raleigh became the state capital founded in honor of English navigator, Sir Walter Raleigh. It was home for African Americans long before Sir Walter Raleigh arrived … More

Cultural Sites
Shaw University, St. Augustine’s College, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens, African American Cultural Complex, Harris Barber College and … More

Though Raleigh’s black restaurants and shops took a major hit during the Great Recession, few gems remain for travelers to explore … More

General Attractions
The massive North Carolina Museum of History and great golf courses are the main attractions in and around this capital city … More

Family Attractions
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Adventure Landing, North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum, Frankie’s Fun Park & Restaurant and … More

As state capital, the City of Oaks is blessed with some of the finest art museums and performing art centers in North Carolina … More

Places of Worship
St. Augustine’s College Chapel, St. Paul AME Church, First Baptist Church, Davie Street Presbyterian Church and United House of Prayer For All People anchor Black Church life in the City of Oaks … More

Historic Sites
St. Augustine’s College Historic District is one of the most prominent historic districts for African Americans in North Carolina. The school was incorporated in 1867 to serve freedmen by educating teachers of black students … More

Raleigh Civil Rights Movement
Ella Baker, founder of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, returned here to assist the 1960s student sit-ins that energized the Civil Rights Movement … More

Trivia, Radio Stations and Famous Residents
The city is often cited in Top 10 places to live by magazines and websites due to it college atmosphere and stable government jobs … More

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