The Museum of the Albemarle will host our monthly History for Lunch Hybrid (both in-person or via Zoom video),  on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 12 p.m.   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.

The Museum will offer the History for Lunch in-person and through Zoom.  Register in advance through the Museum’s Facebook page or website to receive link to attend lecture virtually.

The virtual program is supported by Southern Bank and Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC of Elizabeth City.

About the Museum of the Albemarle

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252) 335-1453. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties, the museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the N.C.

 Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural, and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at   

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary D. Reid Wilson, NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

 NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C.  Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office, and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please visit