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Our Mission:To lift up stories of African American Figures both current and historic, to create a more comprehensive picture of the American experience.

Merrick Washington Magazine
Fall/Winter 2022

The Fall/Winter 2022 issue of the Merrick Washington Magazine is  now available!

 

Please click the link above to be taken to the our most recent magazine editions.

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The definitive biography of the Durham Colored Library’s founder, Dr. Aaron McDuffie Moore: An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham’s Black Wall Street, was published in 2020 by UNC Press. Author Blake Hill-Saya recounts the inspiring life of her great-great-grandfather, Durham's first African American physician, a visionary business and community leader, and a statewide rural education advocate.

Funding Partners

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Two brand new interviews discussing the life and recent biography of Aaron McDuffie Moore hosted by Duke Medicine and Durham Library Fest!

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Our History

Founded in 1913 by Dr. Aaron McDuffie Moore, The Durham Colored Library, Inc. (DCL, Inc.) is one of Durham’s oldest non-profit organizations. We are dedicated to our mission: To lift up the stories of African American Figures, both current and historic, and to create a more comprehensive picture of the American experience. 

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Our Current Initiatives

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We thank you so much for your continued engagement and support!