The Hayti Community of Durham: Durham Black business mecccrushed by Durham Freeway reckon with the

DURHAM, NC (WTVD) – It’s been 51 years since the first cars rode a newly built Durham Freeway, connecting downtown Durham to the new Research Triangle Park. But the construction of the highway still had a cost that is still felt today: the highway that tears apart homes, businesses and disrupted lives. The vast majority were black lives.

Anita Scott Neville thinks of her father every time she walks down Fayetteville Street, through the Durham Freeway flyover and onto Pettigrew Street.

“(My dad) would stop with his truck, park here and say, ‘Baby, look at the traffic,’ and we would cross the street here,” recalls Neville as he pointed to the Minus block …
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