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Durham, NC: Durham's Black Wall Street

  • Church St Parking 109 S Mangum St Durham, NC 27701 (map)

Markers along Parrish St. tell the history of African American social, economic, and political progress in the face of racial discrimination. Walk the path that true pioneering black men and women continue to build to prosperity. Questions to ponder: From Reconstruction to Civil Rights: How did Black Wall St. flourish when similarly prosperous black communities like the original Black Wall St. of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma were burned to the ground? From tobacco factory work to black enterprise: What were the connections of black enterprises like NC Mutual and Mechanics and Farmer's Bank to BIG tobacco? From Urban Renewal to Black Lives Matter: In the wake of Durham's latest re-development, what is the future and role of black institutions on Parrish St. and in greater Durham today?

Date & Time: Saturday, May 7, 2016; 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Event Start/End: 

The event will start at the Chruch St. Parking Deck, 804 Old Fayetteville Rd.

and End near Blue Coffee Cafe by Parrish Street, Durham, NC

Host: Aya Shabu, Fearlessly Made
Contact Info:

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Seniors and Children.

Registration: Yes, 25 people.