2022 Black History Month Resources at MoDH

Looking for ways to commemorate and reflect on the history and culture of the African American community? The Museum of Durham History is a great resource for local educators and families to learn more about the community’s African American history.


  • Curator Talk for More Than Just a Game: The NC A&T vs. NCCU Football Rivalry
    • Join MoDH at the Hayti Heritage Center on February 17th from 7 to 8pm, for a presentation from the curators of our current exhibit, Dr. Charles Johnson of NCCU and Dr. Arwin Smallwood of NC A&T.
  • Ernie Barnes – Football, Art, and Durham
    • MoDH will head across the street on March 31st from 7 to 9pm, to the Durham Arts Council for a special presentation about Ernie Barnes from his daughter, Deidre.


  • More Than Just a Game: The NC A&T vs. NCCU Football Rivalry
    • The Museum of Durham History’s latest exhibit explores the passionate history between these two institutions and the impact of their rivalry. This display will be on-site at the Museum until April 2022.
    • On January 14th, MoDH and the Durham Sports Commission had a virtual Q&A panel with special guests from both schools. We spoke with the athletic directors (Dr. Ingrid Wicker McCree, NCCU, and Earl Hinton III, NC A&T) and the head coaches (Trei Oliver, NCCU, and Sam Washington, NC A&T). You can watch it on our YouTube channel here.
  • A Creative Protest: MLK Comes to Durham
    • This exhibit features stories from local residents about Durham during the Civil Rights Era, their relationships with Dr. King, and reactions to his assassination.
  • Historic Russell School: Durham’s Last Rosenwald Schoolhouse
    • Durham’s sole surviving example of the Rosenwald movement. The school was built in 1927 as part of a system of schools funded by philanthropist Julius Rosenwald and local communities in the rural South to provide education for African Americans during segregation.
  • Digitized Historic Timeline
    • This great addition to our website will take you from the 1600s into the present, looking at some of Durham’s most defining moments. We received so much positive feedback when we installed the in-person timeline, that we wanted to make it accessible for everyone to enjoy outside of the Museum.

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