“Durham’s Civil Rights History”
Date: Tuesday, July 02, 2024
Time: 10:00 Am – 11:30 AM
Where to Meet: Major the Bull
This tour, led by a guide from Preservation Durham, focuses on many of the sites in downtown Durham that were important during the 1950s and 60s Civil Rights movement, including the 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.
*** Note: the specific walking tour offered is dependent on the availability of Preservation Durham Guides. If the tour itinerary changes, registrants will be able to cancel at no penalty. ***
*** Note: A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 can be accommodated on this tour. Failure to meet the minimum will require us to cancel the tour. Early booking recommended. ***
Cancellation Policy: Tours are fully refundable until June 1, 2024. If you cancel after June 1, 2024 up to 72 hours before the event, you will be refunded your payment less a cancellation administrative fee of up to $25 (depending on the cost of the event). Cancellations received within the 72-hour period prior to the tour are non-refundable. This tour may be transferred to another convention attendee at no charge.