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for Independent Weekly Vol. 15 Issue 24, July 1997
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During the first half of the 20th century, segregation in Raleigh made it difficult for blacks to find eating, sleeping, shopping, and entertainment businesses. East Hargett Street developed to meet these needs.
From Reconstruction to the post-World War II days, a section of Chapel Hill called Midway was a successful black business district. However, the city's commercial boom, the civil rights movement, and families selling out contributed to its decline.