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Durham's "Black Wall Street"
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 5.6
In the early twentieth century, Parrish Street in Durham, North Carolina, known as "Black Walll Street," was the hub of African American business activity.
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St. Joseph's AME Church, Durham, NC
St. Joseph's AME Church, Durham, NC
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Historical marker: Parrish Street, Durham
Historical marker: Parrish Street, Durham
One in a series of historical markers on Parrish Street in Durham, North Carolina, commemorating the "Black Wall Street" district that thrived in the early twentieth century.
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Tobacco bag stringing: Secondary activity six
In this activity for grades 7–12, students will read and evaluate primary source stories from the Federal Writer’s Project.
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A cafe near the tobacco market, Durham, North Carolina
A cafe near the tobacco market, Durham, North Carolina
A café, whose windows label it as the Farmers Cafe -- Quick Lunch, has separate entrances labeled "White" and "Colored."
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American Tobacco Campus
American Tobacco Campus
Two Lucky Strikes structures stand over the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, North Carolina. The campus was historically the site of tobacco company operations in Durham, but was reinvented as a complex of offices, shops, and restaurants in 2004.
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Street scene near bus station in Durham, North Carolina
Street scene near bus station in Durham, North Carolina
Three white women approach a building with a sign "Southern Dairies Ice Cream." The entrance they are approaching is labeled "White Ladies Only."
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The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company
In North Carolina in the early 20th century, page 5.8
On the first of April 1899, the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company opened for business in Durham, North Carolina. The first month’s collections, after the payment of commissions, amounted only to $1.12, but from such beginnings North Carolina Mutual grew to be the largest African American managed financial institution in the United States.
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At the bus station in Durham, North Carolina
At the bus station in Durham, North Carolina
An African American man stands at a bus station beneath a sign reading "Colored Waiting Room."
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Some of the Founders of Mechanics & Farmers Bank
Some of the Founders of Mechanics & Farmers Bank
Portrait of some of the Founders of Mechanics & Farmers Bank, Durham, NC.
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Desegregating public accommodations in Durham
In Postwar North Carolina, page 5.6
After the Freedom Rides of 1961 led to integration of interstate buses and terminals, the Civil Rights Movement moved on to "Freedom Highways" in 1962 -- campaigning to end segregation at establishments that served the traveling public. The Howard Johnson's restaurant on Chapel Hill Boulevard became a focal point in Durham.
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A kitchen at the Bennett Place in Durham, NC
A kitchen at the Bennett Place in Durham, NC
This is the kitchen of the Bennett Place in Durham, North Carolina. A Civil War reenactor explains the food she has made. Bennett Place was the site where General Joseph E. Johnston and General William T. Sherman met to negotiate to the largest troop surrender...
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A lemur at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC
A lemur at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC
This is a lemur at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, North Carolina.
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Unloading tobacco, Durham, 1939
Unloading tobacco, Durham, 1939
The record for this image, provided by the The New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture reads: Unloading tobacco from trailer into baskets according to the grade, the night before auction sale, in warehouse. Durham,...
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The emerald depths of the Eno River in Durham, NC
The emerald depths of the Eno River in Durham, NC
This is the Eno River in Eno River State Park in Durham, North Carolina.
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American Tobacco Company
American Tobacco Company
Located at the Southwest corner of W. Pettigrew and Blackwell Streets, this building was originally the main building of W.T. Blackwell and still has the Bull Durham ads on the front. In the foreground, notice the railroad yards, signal house, etc.
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Duke Homestead and Tobacco Museum
Visit Duke Homestead or take an online tour, which not only features the history of the Duke family, their tobacco endeavors, and their homestead, but also contains a collection of original cigarette commercials and a movie of the tobacco bagging process.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Whitted School Graduates
Whitted School Graduates
Portrait of Ninth Grade Graduates at Whitted School, Durham, NC.
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Historic Stagville
Read about the history of the plantation, the Bennehan and Cameron families who owned the plantation, the slave community, the structures on the plantation, and the effect the Civil War had on Stagville Plantation.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company officers
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company officers
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company officers, Durham, NC. Left to right: A.M. Moore, John M. Avery, John Merrick, Ed Merrick, C.C. Spaulding.
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