Thursday, May 30, 2013

Downtown Walking Tour This Saturday focused on Activism in Durham

Something as simple as taking a walk can stir the imagination to reflect on a time when social justice activism had yet to make the great strides that impact society today.

The Duke Human Rights Center's Pauli Murray Project at the Franklin Humanities Institute will present a walking tour in Downtown Durham Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. until Noon. The tour will begin and end at Parrish Street Forum at 108 W. Parrish St. Refreshments will be available. 

The walking tour is free and open to everyone, and will connect social justice activism across issues and time while presenting Durham's history and discussing the people who lived it. Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Anti-War Actions, Anti-Klan Rallies and the fight for LGBTQ rights are all a part of Durham’s history. Join us as we visit the sites of these protests, share our knowledge and experience and learn more about this history from people who lived it.

This event is sponsored by the Pauli Murray Project at the Duke Human Rights Center/Franklin Humanities Institute with outreach partners Preservation Durham, Museum of Durham History, Durham Committee on the  Affairs of Black People, Southwest Central Quality of Life Project, Bayard Rustin Centennial Project, Durham County Library and Parrish Street Advocacy Group.  For more information, visit their website.

Discover more about Durham's rich history online.

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