American individuals, families and communities are rapidly becoming more multi-racial and multi-cultural. While many think this is new, in northeastern North Carolina's Roanoke-Chowan area, there is a landowning mixed-race community that has been successful for centuries – the Winton Triangle. Even now, its experiences offer paths for America to follow.
Chowan Discovery researches, documents, preserves and presents the Winton Triangle’s history. We endeavor to work with those in and around the Winton Triangle to build vibrancy. Explore our offerings on this site to learn of Chowan Discovery’s work and the support we provide to the Winton Triangle and beyond!
One of Chowan Discovery's latest historical marker efforts:
the North Carolina Civil Rights Trails Historical Marker
New Ahoskie Baptist Church - Ahoskie, North Carolina
Sponsored by the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission,
the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and Chowan Discovery.
CHOWAN DISCOVERY'S WORKS
The mission of the Chowan Discovery Group is to research, document, preserve and present the history of the Winton Triangle, a 280-year-old landowning community of people of color.
In carrying out the mission of Chowan Discovery, we endeavor to enrich the Roanoke-Chowan area. The Chowan Discovery Group is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt charitable organization.
government archives, family collections, books, newspaper archives, online sources, photograph, video, interviews, researcher support
UNDER CONSTRUCTIONIPleasant Plains School, Dr. Brown's grave, AD Fair papers, James Hall papers
Photos: Fair Document, Lecture photo, PPSchool photo