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Civil Rights in Durham

Durham's Parrish Street, currently undergoing renovation, is known as the "Black Wall Street."

Photo by Robin Kirk, DHRC.

The separate entrance for black patrons is still visible on Durham's Carolina Theater, once the site of a civil rights protest.

Photo by Robin Kirk, DHRC

A Durham protest of Smithfield foods.
Former North Carolina death row prisoner Alan Gell is released from jail after his innocence was established in court.

News and Observer photographer Scott Lewis

Raphael Lemkin, who spent time at the Duke University School of Law during World War II, has been described by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as "one of the unsung heroes of the international human rights movement."
Duke and UNC students read excerpts from Durham's civil rights history as part of a new class on Human rights Activism.
Duke and UNC students cross the former site of the Woolworth's sit-in in Durham, North Carolina, as part of a class on human rights.

Photo by Robin Kirk, DHRC.

Duke student Ericka Wong reads quotes from Durham's civil rights leaders.

Photo by Robin Kirk, DHRC.

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