Written by: Anthony DeHart

African Dance is back at Hayti

By Anthony DeHart

April 28, 2022

(Ivy Burch, front right, leads the group in traditional African movements.  (Staff photo by Anthony DeHart) After nearly 2 years of virtual meetings, African Dance is back in person at the Hayti Heritage Center. African Dance Class Is Back! For more than 17 years, The Hayti Heritage center has been home to the Hayti Rhythms […]

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African dance class creates lively community at Hayti Heritage Center

By Anthony DeHart and Matthew Audilet

February 27, 2020

For more than 15 years, a group of dancers and drummers – some experienced, some not – have come together once a month at the Hayti Heritage Center on Old Fayetteville Street for its Hayti Rhythms dance class. The class offers community members the chance to practice movements from the African diaspora and listen to […]

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McDougald Terrace residents look to return home — but worry about what they’ll find

By Anthony DeHart

February 15, 2020

The continued struggles of families displaced from McDougald Terrace have garnered national attention, but the reality on the ground is beyond what anyone on the outside could possibly imagine. Even folks who come to the community knowing the history of the situation find themselves shocked by what they discover when they arrive. On January 24, […]

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Annual MLK Day Unity March and Rally sheds light and brings hope to Durham

By Anthony DeHart, Sophia Wilhelm, Landon Bost and Brandon Callender

January 30, 2020

Monday morning, Jan. 20, about 250 marchers gathered in front of the NC Mutual Life building for Durham’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March and Rally. The group gathered for a short opening, then marched to First Presbyterian Church on East Main Street where speakers addressed the crowd from the pulpit. Every year, […]

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