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Two upcoming program at Durham County Library

August 17, 2011

We have two great programs coming up on Sunday and Monday.

Louis Austin, The Carolina Times and the Long Black Freedom Struggle
Sunday, August 21, 3pm, Main Library Auditorium, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Louis Austin, long-time owner and editor of Durham’s historically black newspaper, The Carolina Times, was a force to be reckoned with in Durham and NC’s civil rights struggle. This Sunday, August 21, at 3:00 in the Main Library auditorium, Jerry Gershenhorn, associate professor of history at North Carolina Central, will speak about Austin’s life and work in a talk entitled “Louis Austin, The Carolina Times and the Long Black Freedom Struggle.” Ken Edmonds, grandson of Austin and current Carolina Times publisher, will also say a few words about his grandfather.

To see online issues of the Times from the 1930s-1950s, go to http://digitalnc.org/collections/newspapers/carolina-times-durham-nc .

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Duke Transformed: The Making of A Major Research University in the Post WWII Era
Monday, August 22, 7p.m., Main Library Auditorium, 300 N. Roxboro St.
In the decades after WWII, Duke’s student body, programs and facilities expanded dramatically. Maintaining a cohesive look and flow for the campus in this era of rapid growth was a challenge, one that Duke also faces today. Executive Vice President, Tallman Trask and University Architect, John Pearce, will guide us through the changing visions for campus architecture over the last five decades and provide insights into Duke’s current approach to campus planning.

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