By David L. Fitts, Jr.
NCCU Staff Writer
the Durham VOICE
On Friday, Oct. 16, the final three of six permanent sculptures honoring the legacy of Durham’s Historic Black Wall Street were unveiled on East Parrish and Church Streets.
The Parrish Street Advocacy Group and the City of Durham displayed the markers which honored Parrish Street’s rich history.
The large sculptures include text to educate people about the history of Black Wall Street and symbolize the culture of African-Americans.
According to an informational fact sheet from the Parrish Street Advocacy Group, the markers are composed of historically significant materials from Durham’s tobacco, retail, manufacturing and transportation industries as well as bronze, aluminum, steel, glass, limestone and concrete as appropriate to the theme and concept of each marker.
The first set of markers was revealed on West Parrish Street in October 2008.
The themes for the markers are: 1) A Legacy of Community and Institutional Connections, 2) Financial and Professional Impact in Durham, 3) Empowering and Diverse Opportunities. VOICE videographer David L. Fitts, Jr. was there to record last week’s unveiling.