Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Durham in Durham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Black Wall Street

 
 
Black Wall Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 16, 2013
1. Black Wall Street Marker
Inscription.  In the early decades of the 1900's Durham acquired national reputation for entrepreneurship. Businesses owned by African Americans lined Parrish Street. Among them were N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Co. (moved to Parrish, 1906), led by John Merrick. Dr. Aaron Moore, & C.C. Spaulding and Mechanics and Farmers Bank (1907), led by R.B. Fitzgerald and W.G. Pearson.
 
Erected 2004 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number G-116.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 35° 59.745′ N, 78° 54.017′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is at the intersection of North Mangum Street (Business U.S. 501) and West Parrish Street, on the right when traveling south on North Mangum 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. A Legacy of Community and Institutional Connections (a few steps from
Black Wall Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 16, 2013
2. Black Wall Street Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
this marker); Financial and Professional Impact in Durham (a few steps from this marker); A Black Capital for the World to See (within shouting distance of this marker); Tobacco and E.J. Parrish (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Visionary Leadership in the New South (about 400 feet away); Empowering and Diverse Opportunities (about 500 feet away); Dedicated to Those who Served in the World War (about 600 feet away); Roll of Honor (about 600 feet 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 617 times since then and 10 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.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=69962

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
Paid Advertisements
 
 

Feb. 6, 2023