The Durham Herald: Durham's Civil Rights Heritage

Jul. 27, 2013 @ 12:24 PM

Durham’s Civil Rights Heritage

Although the explicit purpose of beauty parlors and beauty schools was not political protest, African-American women saw no need to check their political and racial justice ideas and work at the door.

Jul. 25, 2013 @ 03:37 PM

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A 1950s classroom at DeShazor’s Beauty School. African-American beauticians played an important and often unrecognized role in promoting civil rights in Durham.

Jul. 19, 2013 @ 08:55 AM

Durham's Civil Rights Heritage

The Selective Buying Campaign began July 28, 1968, when an organization called the Black Solidarity Committee for Community Improvement (BSCCI) issued a 15-page memorandum to the Durham Chamber of Commerce and Merchants Association.

Jul. 13, 2013 @ 12:07 PM

Durham’s Civil Rights Heritage

Jack Bond became Durham County’s first African-American county manager in 1985.

Jul. 06, 2013 @ 10:55 AM

Durham’s Civil Rights Heritage

In July 1971 Ann Atwater, militant activist for housing reform, and C. P. Ellis, exalted cyclops of Durham’s Ku Klux Klan, were asked to serve as co-chairs of a series of meetings to address the integration of Durham city schools.

Jun. 29, 2013 @ 10:52 AM

Durham’s Civil Rights Heritage

Clyde Cox (d. 1970) was one of the first two African-American police officers in Durham and the first black detective in the state of North Carolina. He and James B. Samuel were hired July 1, 1944.

Jun. 19, 2013 @ 10:56 PM

Durham's Civil Rights Heritage

On June 23, 1957, Rev. Douglas Moore of Durham’s Asbury Temple Methodist Church led seven African-American students, five of whom are pictured here, into the segregated Royal Ice Cream Parlor.

Jun. 15, 2013 @ 05:12 PM

Durham’s Civil Rights Heritage

William A. Marsh Jr., is a Durham attorney who used his legal skills to advance Durham’s movement for civil rights.

Jun. 08, 2013 @ 06:15 PM

Durham’s Civil Rights Heritage

As editor and publisher of Durham's historically black newspaper, The Carolina Times, Louis Austin was a spokesman for black rights decades before the Montgomery bus boycott or Brown v. Board of Education, in a time when the Ku Klux Klan was an active threat.