"WOW! I never noticed that!" is the typical response I get when I take friends on a cultural history hike along the Eno River. They had passed by a particular place many times before, unaware of what was right before their eyes.
In July 1968 the Black Solidarity Committee for Community Improvement led a boycott of downtown Durham stores, which the committee resolved not to end until the city accepted a 15-page list of grievances and demands for change.
At its height, The American Tobacco Company was the largest cigarette producer in the world. After it closed up shop in Durham in 1987, the campus of historic buildings sat empty for many years before being brought back to life as one of the largest historic preservation projects in North Carolina’s history. The end result is a home-run of adaptive reuse architecture.
Playworks Executive Director Don Fowler was the guest speaker for the Kiwanis Club of Durham April 10.
Playworks places coaches in low-income elementary schools across the country, including 18 schools in Durham and Wake counties which run a full-day program centered on play.