PHOTO GALLERY: “Upbuilding Whitted”
Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 16:04
7 pm ~ Thursday, May 3 , 2012
Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
1317 W. Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC
A documentary exploration of the history and significance of Whitted
Heading south on Roxboro Street from downtown Durham you will glimpse to your left a boarded-up brick building, standing proud despite years of neglect.
The school was built in 1922 as Hillside Park High School. It was Durham’s first African-American high school.
In 1949 it became J.A. Whitted Junior High. And into the 1970s it brought together black students from across Durham.
For over 50 years, Hillside Park/Whitted was the pride of Durham’s African-American community.
Please join us for our free premiere.
a documentary by
April Simon, Purity Kimaiyo,
Chi Brown and Bruce dePyssler