Floyd B. McKissick Sr. Satellite Exhibit Opening at NCCU Turner Law Library
In what would have been the year of his 100th birthday, the Museum of Durham History is exploring the lasting impact of one of Durham’s most influential figures. This innovative exhibit, The Life and Legacy of Floyd B. McKissick Sr., will officially open for viewing on Friday, November 4 at the NCCU Turner Law Building and is free and open to the public.
The exhibit will examine McKissick Sr.’s work in desegregating local schools, universities (particularly UNC Law School), organizations, and businesses, an initiative that was carried forward by his children Floyd Jr., Joycelyn, Andree, and Charmaine. Other highlights will include his leadership in the national Civil Rights Movement and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and his role as the Founder and Developer of Soul City. McKissick was a pivotal figure in the fight for equality for African Americans in Durham and across the country, and his impact continues to shape history and inspire change today.
As part of its unique “Museum Beyond Walls” vision of bringing history to the community, the Museum is presenting the exhibit at three meaningful Durham locations, each with a distinct theme and design. Please save the dates for the exhibit opening at the NCCU Turner Law Building during homecoming weekend from November 4-6. The exhibit can be found on the ground floor through the main entrance on Nelson Street.
The Life and Legacy of Floyd B. McKissick Sr. is sponsored by Fidelity Investments and presented in partnership with North Carolina Central University and the Hayti Heritage Center. The exhibit is curated by the Museum’s Director of Educational Programs and Exhibits, Michelle Needham and Community Curator, Sharon Barry.