As the saying goes, "Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it." Thanks to the efforts of the Durham County Library, Durham won't soon forget its past.
The Durham County Library will present, "A Personal and Historic Glance at Durham's Integration of Public Facilities" given by given by Durham native, historian and former NC Supreme Court Justice Willis Whichard. The talk will take place Saturday, May 18, at 3:00 pm at the Hayti Heritage Center. Whichard will speak about the Civil Rights protests and their aftermath in Durham.
This event will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights protests that began May 18, 1963, in Durham. These protests resulted in great strides in rights for Durham’s African Americans. Participants in the 1963 events who attend this program will be recognized. This event is sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation.
For more information about African American history in Durham, click here.