Several dozen protesters held small signs demanding the removal of the Confederate 'Silent Sam' statue from the UNC campus as the university held its annual University Day ceremony in Chapel Hill on Oct. 12, 2017. Governor Roy Cooper and UNC Chancellor Carol Folt acknowledged the protesters during their speeches.
Durham County District Judge Fred Battaglia Jr. agreed with Durham County Attorney Lowell Siler’s argument that it is an “undue burden,” on elected officials to compel them to testify at Durham's Confederate statue trial since the information they would be asked to provide could be provided from other individuals.
NCCU faculty/student documentary “Nothing but Love in God’s Waters” premiere's at the Hayti Heritage Film Festival on Friday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. The documentary explores the past and present of Durham’s legendary White Rock Baptist Church.
George Mitchell was paralized when shot by his stepfather in Durham in 2003. He creates large, colorful paintings inspired by the achievements of African-American athletes. What inspires him? “the challenge, the struggle.”