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Visionary Leadership in the New South

1890 - 1915

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 10, 2018
1. Visionary Leadership in the New South Marker
Inscription.  Black leaders John Merrick, R.B. Fitzgerald, A.M. Moore, J.A. Dodson, J.R. Hawkins, W.G. Pearson, J.E. Shepard, C.C. Spaulding, S.L. Warren, and G.W. Stephens created successful business, educational, and cultural institutions in Durham despite challenging race relations.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 35° 59.815′ N, 78° 54.22′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is at the intersection of East Chapel Hill Street and West Main Street, on the right when traveling east on East Chapel Hill Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham NC 27701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Five Points Loan Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Emanuel J. Evans, 1907-1997, and Sara N. Evans, 1905-1986 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Financial and Professional Impact in Durham (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Legacy of Community and Institutional Connections
Visionary Leadership in the New South Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 10, 2018
2. Visionary Leadership in the New South Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Black Wall Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Black Capital for the World to See (approx. 0.2 miles away); North Carolina (approx. 0.3 miles away); Durham's Station (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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