Local Protest in Dining Establishments

Although mid-20th century cuisine across Durham consisted of many of the same southern dishes, the experiences of Black and White diners differed greatly in the Jim Crow south. While most White-owned restaurants refused to seat African Americans, Black-owned restaurants opened to provide safe and comfortable dining for local Blacks and… Read More

Latino Influence on Durham Dining

In the mid-1990s, Durham’s Latino population was about 2,000 people; today nearly 40,000 Durham residents are Latino. That growth has changed Durham economically, culturally, and socially. There are dozens of Hispanic restaurants, groceries, bakeries, and food trucks serving diverse Durham customers. Latinos in Durham come from many places in Central… Read More

Our Opening Reception was a Blast!

On Friday, May 6th, we officially opened our new exhibit, Dining Out In Durham, with a great reception. We were very lucky with the weather giving us a nice window-of-opportunity, so we could properly celebrate the new display. Our friends and family were entertained with live jazz and a speech… Read More

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