Durham Civil Rights Heritage Project
Black-and-white photographs and documents covering the Civil Rights movement in Durham, North Carolina during the 1960s.
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Date of Original
African Americans--North Carolina--Durham
African Americans--Civil rights--North Carolina--Durham
Civil rights--North Carolina--Durham
Segregation--North Carolina--Durham | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Durham
Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Durham
Race discrimination--North Carolina--Durham
Durham (N.C.)--Race relations | Race relations
Discrimination in public accommodations--North Carolina--Durham
Presidential candidates--United States
Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Durham
Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Durham
African American civil rights workers--North Carolina--Durham
Orangeburg (S.C)--Race relations
Civil rights workers--Violence against--South Carolina--Orangeburg
Student movements--South Carolina--Orangeburg
Police brutality--South Carolina--Orangeburg
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination
Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998
Holman, Luther M.
Mayo, Faye Bryant
Ryan, Jane T.
Smith, Annie C.
Thomas, Nathan L.
United States, North Carolina, Durham County, Durham, 35.99403, -78.89862
United States, South Carolina, Orangeburg County, 33.43899, -80.8003
United States, South Carolina, Orangeburg County, Orangeburg, 33.49182, -80.85565
Web site with information about the history of the Civil Rights movement in Durham, North Carolina in the 1960s. The site documents local civil rights demonstrations, visits by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and presidential candidate George Wallace. Photographs, documents, oral histories, and text present the history of the local movement while a timeline compares the national and local movements.
The Durham Civil Rights Heritage Project (DCRHP) was founded to document the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Durham, North Carolina. The project began in 2003 and participants from numerous local heritage and professional organizations contributed. Photographs and oral histories were collected from local citizens. In 2020, the online exhibit was updated to reflect the continuing history of civil rights in Durham.
The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.
Web site copyright by the Durham County Library. All photographs copyrighted as indicated on each photograph.
Durham County (N.C.). Library