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Digital Exhibit on Durham History of Housing Inequality Launches Oct. 1

October 2, 2018

DURHAM, N.C. -- A digital version of an exhibit on the history and effects of housing and land use inequality in Durham goes live Oct. 1, making the history more widely available.

The exhibit, “Uneven Ground: the Foundation of Housing Inequality in Durham, N.C,” is part of the Bull City 150 project, which is researching the historical roots and contemporary effects of inequality in Durham on the occasion of the city’s 2019 sesquicentennial.

The digital exhibit mirrors the content of the physical exhibit, with additional new multimedia elements such as videos and interactive maps. It also includes audio narration of each section of the exhibit, said Robert Korstad, a professor at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, who leads the Bull City 150 project.

The digital exhibit will be available online starting Monday, Oct. 1, at www.bullcity150.org.

Bull City 150’s Digital Humanities Fellow Shadrick Addy, a graduate student at the NC State University College of Design, led the digitization effort. Addy’s design translates the physical exhibit into an engaging website that is accessible on both mobile and desktop devices.

The Uneven Ground exhibit was honored by Durham’s Human Relations Commission with the Fair Housing Advocacy Award in 2018. Since its debut last year, the exhibit has traveled to several sites across Durham, including City Hall. It will be on display at Duke’s History Department throughout the 2018-2019 academic year.

“Bull City 150: Reckoning with Durham’s Past to Build a More Equitable Future” is a joint project of Duke University’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Sanford School.