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Black Wall Street

 
 
Black Wall Street Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
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 Black Capital for the World to See (here, next to this marker); A Legacy of Community and Institutional Connections (a few steps from this marker); Financial and Professional Impact in Durham (a few steps from this marker); Empowering and Diverse Opportunities
Black Wall Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 16, 2013
2. Black Wall Street Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Malbourne A Angier (about 600 feet away); Durham County Veterans Memorial (about 600 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.
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 50 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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