Upcoming programs held by the Historical Society can be found on this page. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, all programs are being conducted remotely through Zoom.
May 16 – Midway: A Virtual Tour of the Black Business District – Danita Mason-Hogans, Project Manager for Center of Documentary Studies
Danita Mason-Hogans, project manager for the Center for Documentaries Studies and local historian, will provide a virtual tour of the Black business district called Midway. The tour will share stories and history about this business and social hub for Black families in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. During the era of segregation, local people shopped, dined and hosted travelling artists in this vivacious part of the Black community.
Mason-Hogans will lead a tour and discussion about the significance of the business district and what it meant to the community: then and now, with reflections from people who will share memories, knowledge and experiences of Midway.
To view archives of past programs, go here: Past Programs