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

Second Century Report - Fall 2020 

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Check out the Second Century Report! A breakdown of how we've stayed a part of the Durham community for over 100 years. Now firmly in our second century we want to say, with heartfelt gratitude, thank you for your continued support!

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. 

Our Current Initiatives


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

Durham Colored Library, Inc.

PO Box 2736

Durham, NC 27715-2736