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DURHAM and RALEIGH



 

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Hayti Heritage Center, Durham

 

DURHAM and RALEIGH GUIDE

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WELCOME TO DURHAM and RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
Situated between coastal plain and the Piedmont Plateau, Durham and Raleigh form a metro area anchored by a complex of colleges, state government, research institutions and many attractions ... More

BLACK GENESIS
In 1792 Raleigh became the state capital founded in honor of English navigator, Sir Walter Raleigh. But African Americans arrived long before him. Thousands of North Carolinian landed gentry owned cotton, tobacco, and grain plantations where 20 or more African Americans served in bondage ... More

CULTURAL SITES
Hayti Heritage Center, North Carolina Central University and Art Museum, Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, African American Dance Ensemble, Shaw University, African American Cultural Complex ... More

RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS
Talk of the Town Nightclub, Dillard's Bar-B-Que, Cajun Cafe & Grill, K&S Cafeteria, and Jamaica Jamaica lead a small collection of soulful nightlife and dining options ... More

SHOPS and GALLERIES
The KNOW Book Store leads with collections from writers like Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, Terry McMillan, Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, plus records, magazines, tapes, cards and a 1960s-80s R&B album collection ... More

INNKEEPER
Originally built for the CEO of Liggett and Meyers, the estate housing Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast is an award-winning place where elegance, excitement and hospitality meet ... More


FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
Adventure Landing, North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, IMAX Theatre at Marbles Kids Museum, Frankie's Fun Park & Restaurant, Museum of Life and Science, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Duke Lemur Center ... More

SNCC ENERGIZES CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT - RALEIGH
When the North Carolina student sit-ins began, Ella Baker quickly assisted them with organizational skills and access to financial support. From her perspective, funded student approaches could be more effective than the SCLC and NAACP ... More

BLACK WALL STREET - DURHAM
Situated firmly in the center of Durham’s downtown district, are the remnants of what was once known around the nation as “Black Wall Street.” But these remnants are not your archetypal dilapidated structures ... More

DURHAM BLUES
When most people think about the origins of the Blues, Memphis and the Mississippi Delta come to mind. Many are quite surprised to learn that Durham also has a long and historic Blues tradition ... More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
Duke University campus may be the biggest general attraction in the region with its twin-towered, Gothic, Revival-style Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Perkins Library ... More

ART and HISTORY MUSEUMS
Nasher Museum of Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Artspace, North Carolina Museum of History and Contemporary Art Museum ... More

TRIVIA and FAMOUS RESIDENTS
There are more than 5,700 African American-owned companies in the metro area, including North Carolina Mutual in Durham -- still the largest African American Insurance Company ... More

 

RESEARCH CREDITS:
Lysa Allman-Baldwin
Leonard Dorsey
Thomas Dorsey
Sheila Umolu

 

 

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