Archive: Jun 2022

MoDH welcomes Michelle Needham!

New Director of Education Programs and Exhibits to boost student engagement Michelle Needham will become the Director of Education Programs and Exhibits with the Museum of Durham History in July. The Museum board created the new full-time position to support its goals of expanding educational outreach… Read More

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