Our Community Stories

 To better understand our Durham communities, we are learning about our history.

Durham is a place of diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives. In our rich history, some stories have been inaccurate, hidden, or forgotten. The Our Community Stories series is a dedicated space for sharing histories from Durham’s marginalized and underrepresented communities. These stories… 

  • Help us build a fuller of understanding of how the Bull City came to be what it is today 
  • They help us understand more about the diverse cultures and communities in Durham   
  • They inspire us to reimagine a future where everyone feels safe, supported, and valued  

This series started in July 2020 with a focus on historically Black and African-American communities in Durham. Now we're expanding to other neighborhoods and communities.

Join our monthly events and catch up on past recordings to learn stories of joy, struggle, and the lasting impacts of these communities.  

RSVP for future events.

See recordings and more information from past events:

  • - Algonquin Club, July 30, 2021
  • - Spring 2021 Reunion, June 25, 2021 (The Bottom, College Heights, and Merrick Moore)
  • - East End, May 28, 2021
  • - Merrick Moore, April 30, 2021
  • - College Heights, March 26, 2021
  • - The Bottom, February 26, 2021
  • - Brookstown, January 29, 2021
  • - Recap, December 11, 2020 (Walltown, West End, Braggtown, Crest Street, and Hayti)
  • - Hayti, November 13, 2020
  • - Crest Street, October 23, 2020 
  • - Braggtown, September 18, 2020
  • - West End, August 2020
  • - Walltown, July 2020

See all of the past recordings on this YouTube playlist - don't miss this short highlights reel featuring Braggtown, Brookstown, and Walltown!

Check the schedule for Durham Television Network for upcoming showings. 

We hope to feature the history of these neighborhoods and communities in Durham in the future. If you If you have contacts, suggestions or questions, please let us know ([email protected]).

  • - Albright
  • - Geerwood Park
  • - Lyon Park
  • - Pearsontown
  • - Stokesdale
  • - Native Americans
  • - Asian 
  • - Hispanic / Latino
  • - LGBTQ 
  • - People with disabilities
  • - Youth 

 

 

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  • Laura Biediger
    published this page in Programs 2020-07-31 15:03:12 -0400