Durham, North Carolina, is historically significant not only for its role in the sit-in movement and inspiring nonviolent protests throughout the Jim Crow South, but also for its rich African-American heritage and community. The thriving businesses along Parrish Street were once coined “Black Wall Street” by Booker T. Washington. From this district emerged the Durham blues, the first African-American female Episcopal priest and the founders of the first black-owned insurance company in the U.S.

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