The Walltown Neighborhood History Project

This project was a 2011 partnership with Duke Engage and the Walltown community adjacent to Duke's East Campus. Local 7th and 8th Graders worked with our team over the summer to develop a map-based annotation of their neighborhood, focusing on information gleaned the 1930 census. The project became a way for local students to learn technology skills and about their own community. Walltown is an historically African American community with rich connections to Durham and Duke's history. We continue to work with these materials in the current Digital Durham initiatives.