Durham is no stranger to African-American-led innovation. As the home of Black Wall Street, a moniker for West Parrish street coined during the early 1900s thanks to the area’s wealth of black-owned businesses, Durham has a strong history of diversity and entrepreneurial prowess. “Durham's Black Wall Street is the blueprint,” says Phillipe Charles, Director of Communications & Member Experience at American Underground. “It is an early example of the collective power of Black entrepreneurs and businesses. By joining resources, wisdom, and efforts they yielded impressive results that defied the times.”
Topics: Black History Month
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.