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

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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Carolina (approx. 0.3 miles away); Durham's Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Royal Ice Cream Sit-In (approx. half a mile away); John Sprunt Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bull City Blues (approx. 0.9 miles away); North Carolina Central University
Black Wall Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 16, 2013
2. Black Wall Street Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); James E. Shepard (approx. 2.5 miles away); John Merrick (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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