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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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