Category: Events

Royal Ice Cream Sit-In Commemoration

We had such a wonderful evening honoring the legacy of the Royal Ice Cream seven who bravely challenged segregation through the 1957 sit-in. We are so grateful to have had sit-in participants Mary Clyburn Hooks and Virginia Williams share their stories as well as to hear from Floyd McKissick, Jr. Read More

Royal Ice Cream sign commemoration

The 1960 Greensboro sit-ins helped begin a national civil rights movement, but were not the first in North Carolina. A Durham protest in 1957 led to a court case testing the legality of segregation, cementing its place in history. The Royal Ice Cream Company may be gone, but… Read More

Downtown Volunteer Opportunity

In September, Downtown Durham launced The Streetery!    Through the Streetery, DDI will be opening multiple streets in downtown to pedestrian traffic with festive lights, music and performers sprinkled throughout.   It is DDI’s way of welcoming folks to a safer, socially distanced,… Read More

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