Volunteers for the Durham Civil Rights Heritage Project gathered more than 125 photographs and 17 oral histories from local people and institutions in late 2003 and early 2004. The exhibit opened in February 2006 at Through This Lens Gallery on Chapel Hill Street in Durham and has been displayed at various venues since then. The exhibit will be at Perkins Library through Oct. 31. Hours: 8am-10pm, M-F; 9am-10, Sat.; 10am-10pm, Sun. For hours Oct. 6-10, call 684-3009.
The Durham Civil Rights Heritage Project exhibit was made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Durham Library. The effort to collect, preserve, and present Durham's civil rights history reflects the work of a coalition of individuals and organizations, including the Center for Documentary Studies and the Duke University Libraries, Durham County Library, Historic Preservation Society of Durham, North Carolina Central University, and several community historians and photograph
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