Viola Turner, A Woman of Hayti: In Her Own Words
Durham’s Hayti community was once known as America’s “Capital of the Black Middle Class”. Viola Turner, a cornerstone of Hayti, was the most powerful woman on Durham’s “Black Wall Street”. This special event features excerpts from an interview that was conducted with Viola Turner as part of the UNC Southern Oral History Program.
Turner’s keen observations, ambition and sense of humor all shine through as she provides insight into life in Durham during Jim Crow as well as how she became the first female board member of the largest black company in America. Performed by Tina Morris-Anderson. Admission is free but registration is requested at www.africanamericanarts.org. Presented by the Triangle Friends of African American Arts.
Hayti Heritage Center