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Durham civil rights heritage project

Repository: Durham County Library. North Carolina Collection

Collection Description (Extant): The history of Durham, North Carolina, though not long, is rich, and no aspect of it is richer than that of its African-American community. From the neighborhood that was Hayti to the businesses on Parrish Street—"Black Wall Street," to the Durham blues, from the first African-American female Episcopal priest to the founders of the first black-owned insurance company in the U.S., Durham has many stories to tell. The Durham Civil Rights Heritage Project focuses on one set of those stories—those about the Civil Rights Movement in Durham. The project's main focus has been to collect photographs depicting the movement in Durham. Oral histories of Durham's civil rights era have also been gathered by the project. These stories and images only begin to tell the story of events that happened here and changes that came about because of them.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 2003-

Finding Aid: Descriptions of interviews are in the Durham County Library's Oral History Inventory

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Naomi Goldston, Kristin Herzog, Luther Holman, Jr., Mary Holman, Peter Klopfer, Charles Leslie, Oren Marsh, Beulah Mason, Evelyn McKissick, Charmaine McKissick-Melton, Fay Bryant Mayo, Phyllis Nuchurch, Jane Ryan, Annie C. Smith, Nathan L. Thomas, Virginia Williams, Jennifer Smith Wyatt

Rights (CRHP): Contact repository for information on rights


African American neighborhoods
African Americans--Civil rights--North Carolina
Civil rights movements--North Carolina
School integration--North Carolina




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