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The Life and Legacy of Floyd B. McKissick Sr. Exhibit Opening at the Museum of Durham History
Fri November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
In what would have been the year of his 100th birthday, the Museum of Durham History is exploring the lasting impact of one of Durham’s most influential figures. This innovative exhibit, The Life and Legacy of Floyd B. McKissick Sr., will officially open for viewing on Friday, November 18 at the Museum of Durham History and is free and open to the public.
The exhibit will examine McKissick Sr.’s work in desegregating local schools, universities (particularly UNC Law School), organizations, and businesses, an initiative that was carried forward by his children Floyd Jr., Jocelyn, Andree, and Charmaine. Other highlights will include his leadership in the national Civil Rights Movement and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and his role as the Founder and Developer of Soul City. McKissick was a pivotal figure in the fight for equality for African Americans in Durham and across the country, and his impact continues to shape history and inspire change today.
As part of the exhibit, the Museum would like to hear from community members about their memories, perspectives, and experiences related to the story of Floyd B. McKissick Sr. and the themes of each location. Visitors are welcome to stop by the Museum at 500 W. Main Street in Durham to visit the Story Room and share their own stories, which will be featured on the Museum’s website along with a trove of photos, images, and interesting facts about the exhibit.