Durham’s Ninth Street is the all-grown-up version of a college town thoroughfare. Situated between Duke University’s East and West campuses, charming Ninth Street is full of locally owned boutiques, restaurants, and coffee shops.
In the African-American community, “standing on the shoulders of giants” is a phrase commonly used to refer to the social and racial progress made today by African-American leaders, only possible due to the groundwork and sacrifice of those before them. Well-known black leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, and Mary McLeod Bethune are just a few of the giants you may have already heard of, but Durhamite Dr. Pauli Murray also deserves a spot on that list.
In the early twentieth century, Parrish Street in Durham was a hub of African-American business activity that gained national recognition. The four-block district was known as “Black Wall Street,” and received praise from national leaders W. E. B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington.
Durham has no shortage of celebrated restaurants, beautiful theaters, and live entertainment venues for a traditional dinner-and-a-show date, but it’s time to mix it up this Valentine’s Day.
Plan a date that not only brings you closer to your partner, but also shows you a new side of the city that you both love. Here are a few unconventional date ideas for you and your loved one to try either this Valentine’s Day weekend, or any night of the year!
Whether you prefer to stay indoors or head outside for an invigorating adventure in brisk temperatures, Durham’s many attractions, events, and eateries provide the perfect backdrop to your winter getaway.