2023 Conference – Friday Afternoon Beechwood Cemetery Tour
Join Preservation Durham tour guides for a walk through Beechwood Cemetery to explore the road from slavery to opportunity, Black Durham’s community relations and familial ties, and the rich legacy of leadership and fortitude. After two decades of advocacy by Durham’s African-American leadership, a city cemetery for its Black citizens was established in the late 1920s. Trailblazers in business and education, champions of civil rights, leaders in politics, the arts, and the church are memorialized here. These are the people who, in the words of W. E. B. DuBois, “upbuilt” Durham, and we are excited for our tour guides to share their stories.
This tour is limited to 30 people maximum.