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Photos: A quiet campus on an unusual LDOC

(04/29/20 2:34am)

Students would usually crowd Abele Quad on the last day of classes, celebrating and preparing for the annual LDOC concert. This year, with classes moved online and few students still on campus, the quad was quiet. On a day featuring a variety of virtual celebrations, staff reporter Lara Hansen photographed the place where in-person festivities are held in more normal years.

When MLK came to Durham: A new Museum of Durham History exhibition looks back

(01/24/20 5:00am)

It was the best ice cream in town. It was in the heart of Durham and its black community. Yet it was a site of segregation. When, on June 23, 1957, seven African American students led by Rev. Douglas Moore visited Royal Ice Cream Parlor and sat in the section reserved for white customers and refused to leave, they were arrested and later appealed their case to the Supreme Court.