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Durham Civil Rights Heritage Walking Tour

Durham Central Park
Durham Farmers Market. Third Saturday April - November 10:00am Free!

Explore Durham"s Civil Rights Legacy with HPSD"s walking tour. This exciting tour focuses on many of the sites in downtown Durham that were important during the 1950s and 60s Civil Rights movement, including the Durham County Courthouse, the Arts Center (originally Durham High School and later City Hall), and the Kress and Woolworth buildings, sites of sit-in protests. Learn about the contributions of ordinary Durham residents to the struggle for equality as well as local leaders like Floyd McKissick and national figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who brought America"s attention to the campaign for civil rights in the Bull City.