Nuevo Espíritu de Durham: New Spirit of Durham

Location: Museum of Durham History, 500 W. Main Street, Downtown Durham, 27702

This exhibit will examine Durham’s rapidly growing Latino population, its diversity, challenges and triumphs, and its future as a well-established part of the Durham community. Key topics to be explored will be immigration, building a community support system, developing resources, and activism which will be depicted primarily through the personal perspectives of individual community members. This exhibit will be presented in both English and Spanish.

The Museum has partnered with award-winning filmmaker, Rodrigo Dorfman to connect with Durham’s Latino community to archive their stories. Mr. Dorfman has collected video, audio, and written interviews/stories for the exhibit. These firsthand narratives provide a very personal look into a significant community in Durham whose story is not often told-- including culture, education, business, and civil rights. A companion blog is now live and will be updated with sneak peek content in the lead up to the exhibit opening


Event Date: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Museum of Durham History