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Durham Civil Rights Walking Tour
August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 16, 2019
Explore Durham’s Civil Rights Legacy with PD’s walking tour. This exciting tour focuses on many of the sites in downtown Durham that were important during the 1950s and 60s Civil Rights movement, including the Durham County Courthouse, the Arts Center (originally Durham High School and later City Hall), the Kress and Woolworth buildings, sites of sit-in protests and the “Confronting Change” exhibit at the Carolina Theatre. Learn about the contributions of ordinary Durham residents to the struggle for equality as well as local leaders like Floyd McKissick and national figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who brought America’s attention to the campaign for civil rights in the Bull City.
“We need not be historians to understand the struggle for equality in Durham and how it played out as the nation confronted the same problems, although on a much larger scale.” – Dr. John Hope Franklin, Honorary Chairman of the tour organizing committee.
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Photo by Jim Sparks, accessed on 3/21/2019 http://www.durhamcountylibrary.org/exhibits/dcrhp/carolina2.php