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Black History Features

Dig in to Durham's black history and heritage with the following features. You can explore the historic places, people, and events that created the Durham that exists today, and learn about things you can see and do while you're in Durham to further engage with Durham's past.

Julian Abele Portrait

The Black Architect Who Designed Duke

Julian Abele designed the most recognizable buildings on Duke's campus long before African American students were even admitted to the prestigious university. read more

Hassan Pinto

Black Entrepreneurship in the Bull City

Meet five African-American entrepreneurs who are starting businesses in the Bull City. Learn about their unique ventures and why they call Durham home. read more

AAH Carolina Theatre Integration

Civil Rights at Carolina Theatre

Read about the Carolina Theatre's permanent exhibit exploring efforts to integrate the historic landmark. Read More

AAH Contemporaries

Contemporary Contributions

Durham's past and present have been shaped by the contributions of black leaders. Learn about a few of the people making a difference today. Read More

AAH Historic Stagville

The African-American Experience

Plantation archives at Historic Stagville reveal the early experiences of African Americans in Durham. Read More

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Durham Civil Rights Mural

Watch a video about the mural the Durham community funded and painted honoring its civil rights legacy. Read More

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The Secret Game

Learn about the first interracial basketball game in the Jim Crow South in this WUNC feature about North Carolina Central University's John McLendon. Read More

John Hope Franklin

John Hope Franklin Profile

Read about one of history's most acclaimed Durhamites: the historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree John Hope Franklin. Read More


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