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Durham County Library Presents Durham Sings Together

Program: Durham Sings Together: Songs of the Civil Rights Movement
Date: Thursday, Oct. 16
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: As part of Durham Reads Together, Durham County Library will host Durham Sings Together: Songs of the Civil Rights Movement, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.

The evening will feature an intramural celebration of freedom songs and spirituals sung by Duke University’s United in Praise Choir, the Durham Technical Community College MLK Choir and the North Carolina Central University Alumni Choir, hosted by jazz vocalist Lois Deloatch. This event is co-sponsored by the Hayti Heritage Center.

Durham Reads Together, a month-long celebration of reading, invites the entire community to read the same book and attend programs around its theme, inspiring discussions on important issues including race, family, identity, faith, education, culture, music and visual art. The Durham Reads Together 2014 selection is graphic novel memoir March: Book One by civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell. It is a first-hand account of Lewis’ lifelong fight for civil rights, exploring the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation.

Durham Reads Together continues through October 31. A complete listing of programs and events can be found at For more information call Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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