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.
There is great music everywhere in Durham. Whether it is indie rock at some of Durham’s hottest clubs, Piedmont Blues that originated here, great jazz by folks like Durham resident Branford Marsalis, or something a little more … classical, Durham’s got an offering to sooth every taste. One part of that community, the Durham Symphony, has been making music for more than 35 years.
Next Saturday, the South Durham Farmers’ Market is joining the citywide Mardis Gras celebration.
We are excited to host the Bulltown Strutters from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a traditional New Orleans brass-band parade. We will be serving free samples of King Cake from the local La Farm Bakery and face painting will be available for kids.
Durham’s Partnership for Children hosted its first Early Childhood Bus Tour of 2014 on Feb. 11th.
This event, sponsored by Mechanics and Farmers Bank, provided guests an opportunity to learn more about the partnership’s work throughout Durham and view the community through the lens of early childhood.