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Former Royal Ice Cream Company

  • Corner of N Roxboro St & Dowd St
  • Durham, NC 27701
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Site of August 1957 sit-in led by Rev. Douglas Moore of Asbury Temple United Methodist Church. Moore and Durham attorney Floyd McKissick led sit-ins at local bus station waiting rooms, parks, and hotels. By 1960, sit-in techniques developed and taught in Durham were leading to successful integrations across the South.

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Discover Durham
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604