entrepreneurial spirit of Black Wall Street.
A new generation of commerce.
At the beginning of the 20th century, in the midst of a largely
white-owned business district in Durham, North Carolina, black-owned
financial enterprises flourished and earned Parrish Street the
moniker “Black Wall Street.”
The success of these businesses gave Durham a national reputation
as the “Capital of the Black Middle Class.” Their legacy continues
in many important Durham institutions still today. And the
entrepreneurial spirit of the Black Wall Street pioneers is
inspiring a whole new generation of business owners on Parrish
Street. Parrish Street Sculpture Unveiling Event. View a map of the Parrish Street area.