2023 Conference – Wednesday Morning Durham’s Civil Rights History Walking Tour

October 04, 2023


Preservation Durham tour guides will lead this exciting tour featuring many of the sites in downtown Durham that were important during the 1950s and 60s Civil Rights movement: Durham County Courthouse, the Arts Center (originally Durham High School and later City Hall), the Kress and Woolworth buildings (sites of sit-in protests), and the “Confronting Change” exhibit at the Carolina Theatre. Learn about the contributions of ordinary Durham residents to the struggle for equality, as well as local leaders like Floyd McKissick and national figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who brought America’s attention to the campaign for civil rights in the Bull City.

This tour is limited to 25 people maximum.

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