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Reinventing Durham’s Black Wall Street

Posted by Shayla Martin on Feb 7, 2017 4:32:57 PM

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.

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Topics: History, Itineraries

Black History Month Events in Durham

Posted by DCVB Staff on Jan 27, 2017 10:49:52 AM

Black History Month in Durham is always filled with a multitude of educational and fun activities celebrating the achievements of black Americans. Here’s a roundup of events and activities taking place throughout the month and the rest of the year.

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Topics: History, Events

Valentine's Day Events Roundup

Posted by DCVB Staff on Jan 26, 2017 12:16:13 PM

Celebrate your romance and friendships in Durham this Valentine’s Day. Choose from prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinners, or opt for cocktails and dancing.

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Topics: Food & Drink, Events

Durham Dates

Posted by Shayla Martin on Jan 23, 2017 10:14:51 AM

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!

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Topics: Events, Itineraries

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Durham

Posted by DCVB Staff on Jan 20, 2017 9:30:36 AM

What do you do when wet weather hits and your kids are going stir crazy? One Durham family helped us answer that question as we tagged along to film this Rainy Day Durham video.  The Freelons showed us how to turn outside gloom into indoor fun at various family friendly stops around the city. Watch the fun unfold in the video and check out the Freelons’ itinerary below.

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Topics: Kids & Families, Itineraries

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