Special Alert

Black Wall Street / Historic Parrish Street

  • Parrish St
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: (919) 560-4965 x15216
  • Fax: (918) 688-7668

In the early 1900s, African-American businesses prospered along what became known as "Black Wall Street." In the 1960s, Civil Rights pioneers staged sit-ins here and received a memorable visit from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Features NC Highway Historical Marker and six bronze sculptures commemorating the history of the street, and is the location of the Historic Parrish Street Forum, a meeting space that will also serve as a history education resource.

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  • Welcomes Motorcoach Groups:
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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604