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 Spring/Summer 2021

The Summer issue of the Merrick Washington Magazine is  now available!


It can be viewed via the link below or the by clicking the image.

Funding Partners

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