Tag: history column

Media and the Movement

The following article is by Joshua Clark Davis, Thompson Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University. It first appeared in a monthly column in The News and Observer and in the Triangle Downtowner. The column features essays on Durham History by members of the MoDH’s History Advisory Committee. In 1973, … Read More

Come Sit at Our Campfire

The following article by Dr. Steven A. Channing first appeared in the monthly column in the News and Observer and also in the Triangle Downtowner. The column features essays on Durham history by members of the MoDH’s History Advisory Committee.  It’s hard to believe that it has been ten years since our film … Read More

Durham Manifesto

The following article by Dr. Ray Gavins of Duke University first appeared in the monthly column in the News and Observer and also in the Triangle Downtowner. The column features essays on Durham history by members of the MoDH’s History Advisory Committee. Following the Southern Conference on … Read More

A Queen is Buried

The following article by historian and filmmaker Dr. Walter E. Campbell appeared in the monthly column in the News and Observer and also in the Triangle Downtowner. The column features essays on Durham history by members of the MoDH’s History Advisory Committee.  Among the graves in Durham’s Maplewood Cemetery is that of Meliva … Read More

History of Jewish Life in Durham

The following article by Karin Shapiro, Associate Professor of the Practice, African and African American Studies, Duke University first appeared in the monthly column in the News and Observer and also in the Triangle Downtowner. The column features essays on Durham history by members of the MoDH’s History Advisory … Read More

Louis Austin: A Courageous Voice for Black Freedom

photo courtesy of the NC Collection, Durham County Library The following article by Jerry Gershenhorn, Professor of History at NCCU first appeared in the monthly column in the News and Observer and also in the Triangle Downtowner. The column features essays on Durham history by members of the MoDH’s History Advisory Committee. Read More