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Dr. Aaron McDuffie Moore Book Launch Celebration – ONLINE

May 21 - May 30


Board members and friends of the historic Durham Colored Library, Inc., invite you to join us as we celebrate the release of the first definitive biography of our founder, Dr. Aaron McDuffie Moore, published by the University of North Carolina Press. Not only was Dr. Moore Durham’s first African American Physician, he was also an extraordinary educational advocate, and entrepreneur. His close collaboration with other notable Black leaders like John Merrick and C.C. Spaulding imagined, sustained and built the foundation for Durham’s Black Wall Street at the turn of the 20th Century. Moore’s vision extended far beyond mere profit and his commitment to helping others was relentless. His example and achievements continue to inspire both historians and modern thinkers alike.

Our debut author, Blake Hill-Saya, is Dr. Moore’s great-great granddaughter. Hill-Saya, who is also a critically acclaimed operatic soprano, will be on hand to provide attendees with a uniquely creative and thoughtful presentation of the biography, incorporating musical selections to highlight episodes in Dr. Moore’s life, era and legacy.

Refreshments will be offered along with some historical displays. Personally, autographed copy (s) of the biography are included within all sponsorship, patron, and individual ticket offerings.

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