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Explore Durham's Burgeoning Black-Owned Businesses

Posted by Shayla Martin on Feb 6, 2019 3:21:40 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

Lasting Legacy: 2019 Black History In Durham

Posted by Discover Durham Staff on Jan 15, 2019 3:33:25 PM

The history of African-Americans in Durham is as integral to our story as the mortar and brick that built the Bull City. Grit, fortitude, and the unapologetic pursuit of justice are lasting legacies of a community that influenced the progress of Americans toward equality from coast to coast.

We know Monday, January 21 is a federal holiday to honor the non-violent resistance and social mobilization efforts of an incredible figure: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

But how much do you know about his connection to Durham?

Here, we're taking a look back at King's history in Durham, and we look forward to recognizing Black History Month in Durham during this commemorative 150th year of the Bull City. His legacy persists deep within our community.

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Topics: Events, Black History Month

Four Innovative African-American-led Startups in Durham

Posted by Shayla Martin on Feb 2, 2018 12:25:47 PM

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.”

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Topics: Black History Month

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