Course Description

Explorations in Black Culture draws on experts and scholars from early Durham families who lived, learned, and worked to build the foundation upon which the Bull City now thrives. Diverse voices of historians, theologians, activists, and poets will share insight on the lived experiences of African Americans in Durham, covering Stagville Plantation, Durham Colored Library, Louis Austin’s the "Carolina Times"—Durham’s only African American-owned newspaper—and other topics designed to inspire and uplift some of Durham's earliest residents. Speakers include: • Andre' D. Vann, Historian and Archivist at NC Central University • Jerry Gershenhorn, Julius L. Chambers Professor of American History at NC Central University • C. Eileen Welch, Director, Durham Colored Library • Barry Saunders - News & Observer Columnist and Creator of the Saunders Report • Reverend Carl Kenney, Theologian, Activist, and Founder of Liberation Station • Dasan Ahanu, Poet, Writer, Playwright, Performance Artist, and Lecturer | Lecture + Q&A; Facilitated discussion; Zoom breakouts; Listening to audio recordings; Viewing videos.

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Section Title
Explorations in Black Culture: Durham's African American Contributors to a City's Evolution
Online - Zoom
9:00AM to 10:15AM
Sep 15, 2020 to Oct 20, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: Class participants are eligible for a discount on the purchase of the book "Louis Austin and the Carolina Times" by using this discount code link: https://uncpress.org/book/9781469638768/louis-austin-and-the-carolina-times/.

Recommended text:
Jerry Gershenhorn, Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle (9781469661452)
Blake Hill-Saya, Aaron McDuffie Moore: An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham's Black Wall Street (9781469655857)
Reverend Carl Kenney, My Daddy's Promise: Lessons Learned Through Caregiving (9781734732924)