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Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

  • First and Ground Floors Flowers Bldg, Duke University West Campus
  • Durham, NC 27708
  • Primary: (919) 684-3814
  • Fax: (919) 681-7472

Named after the “great lady of Jazz,” pianist, composer, and teacher Mary Lou Williams, who was artist-in-residence at Duke University from 1977–81. The purpose of the Center for Black Culture, which opened in 1983, is to preserve and enhance black culture, promote interracial understanding, and sponsor programs and events on black art, history, and literature.

  • Business Hours: Business Office, M-F, 9am-5pm.
  • Free Admission All The Time:
History & Heritage
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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