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Reflecting on Durham's Civil Rights Movement

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The Historic Preservation Society of Durham (HPSD) invites you to put on your walking shoes and take a stroll down history lane this weekend. The organization, which has developed a series of thematic walking tours, will hold a tour to commemorate the civil rights movement in Durham. Included in the weekend's events are The Civil Rights Movement: Many Voices, One Struggle, a roundtable discussion with community leaders, historians and participants Ann Atwater, Kelly Bryant Jr., Howard Clement, Vivian McCoy, Jack Priess and Floyd McKissick Jr.; Walking a Moment in History: The Importance of Durham's Civil Rights Story, and How to Tell It, a panel discussion on the origin of the tour and the HPSD's approach to the controversial topic, with panelists Senator Jeanne Lucas, Kelly Bryant Jr., Jack Priess, Floyd McKissick Jr., and Dr. Ben Speller, and The Inaugural HPSD Civil Rights Walking Tour. The roundtable discussion will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16, 3-5 p.m. at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham ($10, $5 students with ID). The panel discussion will be held Sunday, Nov. 17,1:30-2:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, Auditorium, 411 West Chapel Hill St., Durham. The walking tour will begin on Sunday, 2:30-4 p.m., at the N.C. Mutual Plaza, following the afternoon panel discussion. Call 682-3036 or visit www.preservationdurham.org for additional information. –olufunke moses

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