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Durham Civil Rights Pop-Up Museum 

When: Sun., June 23, 3-4:30 p.m. 2013
Price: Free

Pretty soon, a 26-story building of luxury condos will occupy the footprint of the Durham Woolworth's where Martin Luther King Jr. tried to eat lunch in 1960. As Durham is changing—and, here and there, gentrifying—so quickly these days, it's important to connect with the city's past, especially from the civil rights and urban renewal years. The Museum of Durham History and the Durham Public Library co-sponsor this participatory pop-up museum at the library's main branch, 300 N. Roxboro St., focusing on the pivotal year of 1963. Retired teacher Eddie Davis will moderate a panel of Bull City role players in that intense year before the Civil Rights Act was passed. A community discussion will follow, with attendees invited to share an old family photo or object connecting to that era. —Chris Vitiello



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