Changing Perspectives Durham
During the Spring 2017 semester, we are conducting a Duke course for both Duke students and Durham Public School High School students. Using 27 Views of Durham as a guide, this course explores Durham from a myriad of perspectives through speakers, readings and discussions.
The course is focused on viewing Durham and its history through specific lenses – what does the history of Durham, and Durham today, look like from the perspective of various communities? In order to explore this question, we have invited Steve Schewel, Pierce Freelon, John Burness, Shirlette Ammons and other Durham figures to share their experiences and thoughts with the class.
In addition, students are learning how to capture these perspectives using photography, audio, video and text. They will add their work to our GIS-based mobile app, Duke Explore, as part of the Literary Walking Tour of Durham. The tour will be published at the end of the Spring 2017 semester.