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Sweet Home Hayti


Abstract:
Dianne Pledger is leading renewed growth and spirit in the historical Hayti neighborhood in Durham. Pledger is head of the nonprofit St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation and is using history, art, blues music, and new programs like slam poetry to connect the neighborhood with Durham’s broader community. The history of the neighborhood as a once-thriving community of African-American owned businesses and culture is detailed. Pledger’s tireless work rebuilding the community through the foundation is also detailed.
Source:
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 36, September 2007, pOnline  (Periodical website)
Record #:
28303