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Royal Ice Cream Sit-In

 
 
Royal Ice Cream Sit-In Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 16, 2013
1. Royal Ice Cream Sit-In Marker
Inscription.  Segregation protest at an ice cream parlor on this site, June 23, 1957, led to court case testing dual racial facilities
 
Erected 2008 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number G 123.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1913.
 
Location. 36° 0.035′ N, 78° 53.624′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is at the intersection of North Roxboro Street (Business U.S. 15) and Dowd Street, on the right when traveling north on North Roxboro Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Empowering and Diverse Opportunities (approx. half a mile away); A Legacy of Community and Institutional Connections (approx. half a mile away); Black Wall Street (approx. half a mile away); Financial and Professional Impact in Durham
Royal Ice Cream Sit-In Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 16, 2013
2. Royal Ice Cream Sit-In Marker
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(approx. half a mile away); A Black Capital for the World to See (approx. half a mile away); N. C. Society of Engineers (approx. half a mile away); Visionary Leadership in the New South (approx. half a mile away); Roll of Honor (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 648 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 30, 2022