Explore Durham’s history and culture with these resources:
27 Views of Durham : the Bull City in prose & poetry
Durham County : a history of Durham County, North Carolina
Durham Technical Community College : celebrating 50 years, 1961-2011
A Palette, Not a Portrait : stories from the life of Nathan Garrett
Upbuilding Black Durham : gender, class, and Black community development in the Jim Crow South
Durham Tales : the Morris Street maple, the plastic cow, the Durham Day that was & more
Durham, a Self-Portrait [DVD]
Our Separate Ways : women and the Black Freedom Movement in Durham, North Carolina
Favored by Fortune : George W. Watts & the Hills of Durham
Mary : an autobiography
Use the online catalog to find call numbers and more information about these materials.
For more information:
Read a list of 300 things that make Durham Great from the Durham Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.
Visit Open Durham a highly interlinked archive/inventory of information about people, places, and history in Durham, NC with excellent photos.
Check out the Museum of Durham History and visit the Durham History Hub in downtown Durham.
Learn about Durham’s “Black Wall Street” from LEARN NC, a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Education