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Hear it Here: How Hip Hop Happens in Durham

Posted by Ashley Strahm on Aug 20, 2018 4:03:37 PM

Durham is the home of a rapper-turned-mayoral candidate,

Grammy-nominated artists and producers,

Creators of all hues and ages,

And a Hillside alumna who made history with her story.

 

Dive in to discover how hip hop took root in the Bull City – explore further still to discover ways to experience the genre right here, right now.

(Estimated read time: 4 minutes)

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Topics: History, Arts & Entertainment, hip hop

Celebrate Kwanzaa in Durham

Posted by Heather Darnell on Dec 27, 2017 10:18:28 AM

Durham, NC is one of the best places to celebrate Kwanzaa this holiday season. With Durham’s rich African American heritage and history, it’s no surprise that there are several community-wide Kwanzaa events to attend during this seven-day holiday. Check out these Kwanzaa end-of-year events in Durham, NC for things to do:

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Topics: History, Events, holiday season, family-friendly

Activist, Priest, Feminist: Get to Know Pauli Murray

Posted by Shayla Martin on Feb 16, 2017 2:24:57 PM



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.

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Topics: History

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

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