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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Sunday, October 23, 2022, from 3-5pm
Join Blake Hill-Saya (soprano & author) for a Salon Style Musical Journey as we celebrate the life and times of
Dr. Aaron McDuffie Moore. Click the button below for more details and to purchase your ticket!

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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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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