Joseph Blocher | Law and Place: A History of Durham

Duke Law Professor Joseph Blocher, a Durham native, tells Durham's history through the lens of the law. Using maps, photographs, and other historical materials, the lecture provides a comprehensive history of Durham, beginning with the town's founding in the aftermath of the Civil War and continuing with the rise of the tobacco industry, the success of Black Wall Street, the founding of the universities, the fight for desegregation, and the city's more recent struggles and revitalization.

Photo credits:

+ Open Durham
+ Digital Durham
+ The Duke and UNC Libraries
+ The Durham Public Library
+ Jim Wise, Durham: A Bull City Story

Sponsored by the Office of Alumni & Development.