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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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Science Fun for Everyone
No need to go anywhere, Science Fun for Everyone will come to your classroom with hands-on, science-related experiments that make learning fun!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bennett Place
This is Civil War historic landmark was the location of the largest troop surrender of the Civil War.
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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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The aftermath of Martin Luther King's assassination
In Postwar North Carolina, page 6.9
Reactions in Durham ranged from violent to peaceful after civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., was murdered in Memphis on April 4, 1968.
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The Bonsack machine and labor unrest
In North Carolina in the New South, page 3.7
When the Duke tobacco company adopted the Bonsack machine for rolling cigarettes, workers who had rolled cigarettes by hand were thrown out of work, and their replacements made less money.
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Dormitory at Trinity College, later moved to Kittrell College
Dormitory at Trinity College, later moved to Kittrell College
This is a postcard of North Dormitory (renamed in 1912 for Colonel Alspaugh, then Trinity's oldest living alumnus) on the Trinity College of Duke University. The dorm was deconstructed in 1927 and moved to Kittrell College in Kittrell, North Carolina.
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Schoolhouse of Wonder
The nature programs offered by the Schoolhouse of Wonder can be held at the Nature Center or in your classroom. With hands-on experience, students learn the importance of taking care of the Earth.
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