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Durham in Durham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Visionary Leadership in the New South

1890 - 1915

 
 
Visionary Leadership in the New South Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), 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° 59.778′ N, 78° 54.089′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is at the intersection of West Parrish Street and Corcoran Street, on the right when traveling west on West Parrish Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West Parrish 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. A Black Capital for the World to See (within shouting distance of this marker); A Legacy of Community and Institutional Connections (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emanuel J. Evans, 1907-1997, and Sara N. Evans, 1905-1986 (about 400 feet away); Black Wall Street (about 400 feet away);
Visionary Leadership in the New South Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 10, 2018
2. Visionary Leadership in the New South Marker
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Financial and Professional Impact in Durham (about 400 feet away); Five Points Loan Company (about 700 feet away); Tobacco and E.J. Parrish (about 700 feet away); Empowering and Diverse Opportunities (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on November 19, 2022, by Michael Buckner of Durham, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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