The Demise


Group Members

Hayti children outside the Regal Theater

Hayti, the African-American section of Durham, North Carolina, flourished from the 1880s to the 1940s. Like Memphis' Beale Street and the area around Atlanta's Sweet Auburn, Hayti was an island of African-American culture and business in a hostile society. This site provides glimpses of that vanished community.

Background Info
Hayti People
Historical Sites




Courtesy Durham County Library, DHPA