Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast

914 Vickers Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Innkeeper(s): Monica and Daniel Edwards
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Durham Live: Swan Lake, Pippin, and Newsies 10 Apr 2015, 4:17 pm

The Durham Performing Arts Center consistently features a variety of talented performers.  On May 2nd and 3rd, this award-winning venue features the famous ballet production called Swan Lake. Throughout the centuries of classical ballet, no work more completely defines the art form than Swan Lake.

It tells the story of a princess who is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse, the prince who falls in love with her, and the evil sorcerer’s daughter who lures the prince into being unfaithful. This epic story of love and longing soars to ethereal heights with Tchaikovsky’s immortal score. Artistic Director Robert Weiss uses the beautifully illustrated version of this story by Austrian artist and writer Lisbeth Zwerger as the template for his ballet.

Lilyan Vigo in Swan Lake, The Right Image Photography

Pippin is Broadway's high-flying, death-defying hit musical. Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats, and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, Pippin will lift you up and leave you smiling. The Durham Performing Arts Center shows are from Tuesday May 12 though Sunday May 17.

This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza”, it’s unlike anything Broadway has ever seen! Come experience Pippin, one young man’s journey to be extraordinary.  Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston’s American Repertory Theater, this captivating new production is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus (Hair and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess).

Pippin features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces. Pippin is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”  Experience a magical, musical, and unforgettable new Pippin.

The CBS Morning Show shares the transformational changes as well as returning characters!

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A musical worth singing about!” (The New York Times) Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.

Based on true events, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are.

Newsies was brought to the stage by an award-winning creative team. It features a score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Jack Feldman (The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride) and a book by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), with choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific) and direction by Jeff Calhoun (Big River).

Newsies live performances at the Durham Performing Arts Center happen Tuesday June 2 through Sunday June 7.  Musical theatre at its best.  Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is within walking distance to all three of these live productions.  We (Monica and Daniel) are pleased to host guests by providing a place where elegance, excitement, and hospitality meet. 

Durham Food Trucks 29 Mar 2015, 7:11 pm

As innkeepers of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, we (Monica and Daniel Edwards) are thankful to live in Durham, where Southern Living magazine calls it, "The Tastiest Town in the South."  In addition to our wonderful restaurants, the following favored food trucks can be spotted across various areas of the Bull City.  Some have gone on to have a physical store in addition to their food truck.  Local residents and new visitors all love their delicious and unique food!

The American Meltdown Gourmet Melts food truck serves melts and grilled cheeses crafted from local bread and local eggs and cheeses. People can taste delicious creations like The Orchard, made with cheddar, sliced apples, rosemary, and ham.

Kokyu BBQ is an acclaimed member of Durham's well-known food truck scene. The graffiti-painted truck has been a frequent sight around Downtown Durham since it opened in 2010, selling slow-cooked meats and fresh produce.  Kokyu's Korean barbecue and other dishes  (like duck fat chaat, kimchi dillas, and crispy pork gyoza) have made plenty of fans, including The New York Times, who praised the mobile purveyors in a write up.

Only Burger began as the first food truck in Durham, and earned great reviews from notable sources like The New York Times. They became so popular that they opened a physical location in addition to their food truck.  Their menu is a classic one built on burgers and fries, but specials include toppings like fried green tomatoes and fried eggs.

Opening originally as a modified and pink-painted mini-school bus and adding a brick-and-mortar location in 2013, The Parlour serves handmade ice cream. They source their ingredients from local farmers whenever possible and often rotate their flavors to match what is in season.

Sympathy for the Deli serves gourmet deli sandwiches made with locally sourced meats that are hand-cured, roasted, and smoked right here in Durham. Options include pastrami, turkey reubens, and seasonal specials like a roasted beet sandwich.  There are also Sympathy for the Deli's signature side, peakles. They're house-made, spicy, pickled sugar snap peas. They're also recommended by Deep South magazine.

Spring is here and the season's warmer weather brings more people outside.  Find Durham's amazing food trucks located throughout the Bull City and taste why people come from all over to experience a variety of award-winning food.  While on the topic of food, guests rave about our gourmet breakfasts that we serve each morning.  We welcome guests (new and returning) from all over the world to Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina. 

150th Anniversary Civil War Surrender 14 Mar 2015, 1:20 pm

Bennett Place Historic Site


Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is thankful to be located in an area with so much important history.  The Bennett Place Historic Site is a simple farmhouse that was located between Confederate General Johnston's headquarters in Greensboro and Union General Sherman's headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1865 the two officers met at the Bennett Place, where they signed surrender papers for southern armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida.

Today the James Bennett's reconstructed farmhouse, kitchen, and smokehouse recall the lifestyle of an ordinary Southern farmer during the Civil War.  The Bennett Place State Historic Site is located at 4409 Bennett Memorial Road in Durham, NC 27705. 

Commemoration of one of the final major events of the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War on the actual site of the Bennett Farm where Major General William T. Sherman and General Joseph E. Johnston met on April 17, 18, and 26, 1865 to reach a peace agreement and begin the reunification of our nation.

Event activities include the reenactment of the surrender negotiations, military and civilian living history programs, sutlers and artisans, ceremonies, music, and the final stacking of arms for the Army of Tennessee, CSA. Noted historians and authors will make presentations throughout this week long event. There is an Admission Fee, which will vary for different activities throughout the week long commemoration.

April 17 - 26:
150th Anniversary of Surrender at Bennett Place

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015
  • The First Meeting-Special Guided Tours of Bennett Place in Real Time
  • Living History Programs
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery
SATURDAY, April 18, 2015
  • The First Meeting-Special Guided Tour of Bennett Place in Real Time
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery
  • Living History Programs
  • Eastern Soldiers of the Union Armies
  • Western Soldiers of the Union Armies
  • Eastern Soldiers of the Confederate Armies
  • Western Soldiers of the Confederate Armies
  • Final Campaigns in North Carolina
SUNDAY, April 19, 2015
  • A Nation Reunited-19th Church Service at McMannen Methodist Church, Durham
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery
  • Living History Programs
  • Eastern Soldiers of the Union Armies
  • Western Soldiers of the Union Armies
  • Eastern Soldiers of the Confederate Armies
  • Western Soldiers of the Confederate Armies
  • Final Campaigns in North Carolina
MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015
The Road To Surrender: Raleigh To Greensboro-BUS TOUR (Starts at Bennett Place Historic Site)

  • Meet Soldiers; Civilians-Living History Programs for Schools and Student Groups
  • Civilians of the Homefront; Refugees
  • Life of the Infantry Soldier
  • Join the Cavalry-Life of the Cavalry Trooper
  • Hear the Cannon Roar-Civil War Artillery
  • Caring for the Wounded and the Sick-Civil War Medicine
  • Getting Correspondence to the Troops-The Postal Service
  • Striking Your Image-Civil War Photography
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery
  • Virginia Civil War Mobile Museum
  • Meet Soldiers; Civilians-Living History Programs for Schools and Student Groups
  • Civilians of the Homefront & Refugees
  • Life of the Infantry Soldier
  • Join the Cavalry-Life of the Cavalry Trooper
  • Hear the Cannon Roar-Civil War Artillery
  • Caring for the Wounded and the Sick-Civil War Medicine
  • Getting Correspondence to the Troops-The Postal Service
  • Striking Your Image-Civil War Photography
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery
  • Virginia Civil War Mobile Museum
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery
  • Special Guided Tours of Bennett Place
  • An Evening with a Special Guest Historian
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery
SATURDAY, April 25, 2015
  • The Arrival of the Generals
  • Formal Surrender Negotiations
(Meetings between Major General William Tecumseh Sherman and General Joseph Eggleston Johnston inside the Bennett Home)
  • Meet the Bennett Family
  • Meet the Soldiers of Blue & Gray
  • Military Drills & Demonstrations of the Infantry and Cavalry
  • Accounts of Civilian Refugees
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Sutler Row; Artisan Demonstrations
SUNDAY, April 26, 2015
  • The Arrival of the Generals
  • Formal Surrender Negotiations
(Formal Meetings between Major General William Tecumseh Sherman and General Joseph Eggleston Johnston inside the Bennett Home)
  • Meet the Bennett Family
  • Meet the Soldiers of Blue; Gray
  • Military Drills & Demonstrations of the Infantry and Cavalry
  • Accounts of the Civilian Refugees
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Sutler Row; Artisan Demonstrations
  • Historical; Genealogical Exhibit Displays & Information
  • Johnston’s Farewell Address to His Troops
  • Final Stacking of Arms of the Army of Tennessee and the Issue of Paroles
(This occurred in Greensboro, NC, but we will recreate it on the Bennett Farm)
  • Unity Monument Ceremony Honoring the Sacrifice of Americans
(Wreath laying ceremony by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of Union Veterans, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of Union Veterans, Union and Confederate Soldiers, Special Presentations, and Keynote Speaker)

Ongoing Exhibitions and Activities Throughout the Week
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery (Visitor Center)
  • Book signings; presentations by well known historians and authors
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Sutlers; Artisan Demonstrations
  • Sons of Union Veterans Exhibit, Genealogy Research, and Membership Table
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans Exhibit, Genealogy Research, and Membership Table
  • Daughters of Union Veterans Exhibit, Genealogy Research, and Membership Table
  • United Daughters of Confederate Veterans Exhibit, Genealogy, and Membership
  • North Carolina Civil War Tourism Council Display and Information
  • North Carolina Sesquicentennial Display and Information
  • Bennett Place Support Fund, Inc. Membership and Display Table
There are plenty of fascinating demonstrations, exhibitions, and activities during this week-long commemoration.  If looking for an elegant place to stay during your visit, think of our Durham bed and breakfast. 

According to Black Enterprise magazine, Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina is the number one black-owned bed and breakfast in America.  We (Daniel and Monica) are thankful to have shown our warm Southern hospitality to so many wonderful guests over the years. 

We give our visitors with a tasty homemade breakfast each morning.  Located in the Tastiest Town of the South, according to Southern Living magazine, has its perks.  Our guests enjoy not only great food, but plenty of activities and places, including:
The Bull City is a great place full of exciting entertainment and fabulous food.  Take your special someone our lovely and romantic Durham bed and breakfast. Be here to celebrate the 150th anniversary of one of the last events to take place during the end of the Civil War in America.

Bull City Food and Beer Experience 2015 1 Mar 2015, 7:54 pm

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina is pleased to announce the third annual Bull City Food and Beer Experience founded by Sam's Quik Shop, the Durham Performing Arts Center, and Tyler's Tap Room to stimulate and educate people's palates and minds through the pairing of local food showcasing thirty-four Durham restaurants and unbelievable beer from fifty-six premier craft/import breweries on Sunday March 8 from 4 to 8 pm. 

In addition to the food and beer pairings and after rave reviews and grand popularity they are bringing back the Onstage Experience! New this year, the NC Craft Brewers Guild is sponsoring North Carolina Brewers and their many splendid offerings. As you mingle on stage and experience the Durham Performing Arts Center from a grand perspective few get to experience you will have the opportunity to sample a variety of food and drink from local vendors and meet the people behind them.
Admission into the Bull City Food and Beer Experience includes:
  • Souvenir Tasting Glass
  • Food sampling from 34 of Durham's finest restaurants
  • Beer Tastings from 56 breweries
  • Live On Stage Music from Barefoot Movement will be rounding out the sensory experience with their bluegrass inspired music live on stage.
  • As a bonus, each ticketed guest will take home a 16 oz. commemorative can of Coffee Brown Ale brewed in collaboration with several NC breweries.

The Nashville-based musical group Barefoot Movement won The International Bluegrass Music Association's Band of the Year Award.  Their music is heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene."


Durham was voted the Tastiest Town of the South by Southern Living Magazine so sampling Bull City food and drink comes highly recommended.  We (Daniel and Monica) look forward to hosting each guest who enters our award-winning bed and breakfast.  We offer four luxurious rooms and a gourmet homemade breakfast each morning.  The city of Durham has major local universities, a world renown hospital, great retail shopping locations, famous sports teams, and much more.  Come have your amazing Durham experience with us!

Below is a listing of the restaurants and breweries participating in the 2015 Bull City Food and Beer Experience

RESTAURANTS: Bull City Burger and Brewery ● Pompieri Pizza ● Juju ● Dos Perros ● Fairview Dining Room at Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club ● Baguetteaboutit ● Mattie B's Public House ● Six Plates ● G2B Gastropub ● Saltbox Seafood ● Lilly's Pizza ● Pipers in the Park ● Revolution ● Toast ● Dashi ● Bull Street Gourmet & Market ● The Pit Durham ● Nana Taco ● Blu Seafood and Bar ● Primal Food and Spirits ● BOOT  ● Geer Street Garden ● Vin Rouge ● Mateo ● Cilantro ● Harvest 18 ● Bleu Olive ● Sprout Cafe - Museum of Life and Science ● M Sushi ● Tyler's Taproom ● Bar Virgile ● Angus Barn Bay 7 ● Gonza Tacos Y Tequila ● Pizzeria Toro

BREWERIES:  Sweetwater Brewing Co.● Bell's Brewing, Inc. ● UNiBROUE ● Mystery Brewing Co. ● Port City Brewing Co. ● Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. ● Tröegs Brewing Co. ● White Street Brewing Co. ● Mother Earth Brewing ● Victory Brewing Co. ● Aviator Brewing Co. ● Terrapin Beer Co. ● Foothills Brewing Co. ● Anderson Valley Brewing Co. ● Raleigh Brewing Co. ● Olde Hickory Brewery ● Oskar Blues Brewery ● Allagash Brewing Co. ● Haw River Farmhouse Ales ● The Boston Beer Co. ● Hi-Wire Brewing ● RJ Rockers Brewing Co. ● Harpoon Brewery ● Smuttynose Brewing Co. ● Big Boss Brewing Co. ● Great Lakes Brewing Co. ● The Unknown Brewing Co. ● Fullsteam Brewery ● New Belgium Brewing ● Steel String Brewery ● Bull City Ciderworks ● Double Barley Brewing ● Bull City Burger and Brewery ● Highland Brewing Co. ● Green Flash Brewing Co. ● Boulevard Brewing Co. ● Brooklyn Brewery ● Bear Republic Brewing Co. ● Lagunitas Brewing Co. ● Du Claw Brewing Co. ● Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits ● Brewery Ommegang ● G2B gastro pub

Participants in the NC Brewers Guild Onstage Experience
• Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Co., Greensboro
• D9 Brewing, Cornelius
• Mystery Brewing Co., Hillsborough
• Fortnight Brewing, Cary
• Bombshell Beer Co., Holly Springs
• Gizmo Brew Works, Raleigh
• Southern Pines Brewing Co., Southern Pines
• Natty Greene’s Brewing Co., Greensboro & Raleigh
• Double Barley Brewing, Smithfield
• Nickelpoint Brewing Co., Raleigh
• Lynnwood Brewing Concern, Raleigh
• Brueprint Brewing Company, Apex
• Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery, Chapel Hill

Durham Performing Arts Center Winter 2015 16 Feb 2015, 2:52 pm

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina is within walking distance to the Durham Performing Arts Center.  Since opening 6 years ago, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. The Durham Performing Arts Center is proud to be consistently recognized with top national ranking and local awards. More than 2 million guests have come through their doors for a wide variety of Broadway, concerts, comedy and family shows.

Clifton Oliver plays Berry Gordy and Allison Semmes plays Diana Ross

Motown the Musical is Broadway's record-breaking smash hit that tells the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to a heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and many more musicians. 

Motown the Musical shows how one man's story became everyone's music when these legendary artists created the soundtrack that transformed America and took the world by storm.  Includes over 40 classic songs such as "My Girl", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine."  Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives, and made us all move to the same beat.  Experience the story behind Motown's incredible history.  The eight Motown the Musical performances at DPAC start February 17 (Tuesday) and end with two final performances on February 22 (Sunday).

  • Act I: 1 Hour 22 Minutes
  • Intermission: 20 Minutes
  • Act II: 1 Hour 4 Minutes
  • Length of Performance: 2 Hours 46 Minutes
  • Content Advisory: Minimal adult language and references. Not recommended for young children.

    Grammy® Award-winning singer and songwriter Michael Bolton has sold more than 53 million records around the world, has seen 8 studio albums rank in the Top Ten, with nine #1 singles including "When a Man Loves a Woman" and "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You." Bolton has won multiple American Music Awards and Grammy Awards. 

    He holds a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been known as People Magazine’s "Sexiest Man” as well as the sensational “Captain Jack Sparrow” in Saturday Night Live's viral video with over 120 million YouTube views. 

    In 2013, Bolton released his autobiography, The Soul of It All, as well as a new studio album Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville USA, collaborating with Motown legends such as Smokey Robinson and Valerie Simpson, as well as contemporary artists such as Kelly Rowland and Leona Lewis.

    A prolific songwriter, Bolton has worked with and/or performed with such great and diverse talents as Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Patti LaBelle, Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Placido Domingo, Wynonna Judd, BB King, and Luciano Pavarotti. Michael's songs have been recorded by over 100 artists, ranging from John Legend, Barbra Streisand and Cher to Kanye West, Jay Z and KISS. Michael Bolton performs live in concert at the Durham Performing Arts Center on March 4. 


    Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She is an eight-time Juno Award winner and a three-time Grammy® Award winner. McLachlan's landmark fifth album, the 10x-platinum Surfacing, contained two Grammy® Award-winning tracks "Building a Mystery" and "Last Dance." 
McLachlan’s latest album Shine On explores her personal journey over the last three years, navigating love, loss, and change.  Shine On celebrates the human ability to grow from our experiences, thrive, and shine on.  Sarah McLachlan performs live at the DPAC on March 19. 

Guests are welcome to stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast any day of the year.  We (Monica and Daniel) love hosting guests from all over the world.  There is so much for guests to do in the Bull City.  Guests enjoy our award-winning restaurants, live jazz music, world class medicine, spectacular shopping venues, major universities, famous sports teams, Broadway theatre, and much more!  Awaken to a fresh homemade full breakfast each morning so your day starts off right.  We look forward to seeing you!

Durham Celebrates Black History Month 2 Feb 2015, 4:19 pm

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is honored to be named the number one black-owned bed and breakfast in America by Black Enterprise.  We want to let people know that the 13th annual Durham MLK (Martin Luther King) Black History Month Parade will be Saturday February 7 at 12:00 pm on Fayetteville Street.  The parade will travel along Durham's Fayetteville Street beginning at W.G. Pearson Elementary School and ending at North Carolina Central University.

Durham was the home of "Black Wall Street" in the early decades of the 1900's. Durham acquired a national reputation for entrepreneurship.  Businesses owned by African Americans lined Parrish Street. Among them were NC Mutual Life Insurance Company (the oldest and largest black owned insurance company in the nation), Mechanics and Farmers Bank and Mutual Community Savings Bank.
To the left is a picture of the N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Company Officers (circa 1911). Left to right: A.M. Moore, John M. Avery, John Merrick, Ed Merrick, C.C. Spaulding.   Dr. Aaron McDuffie Moore (1863-1923) was Durham’s first black physician and a pillar of the city’s black community. He was among the founders of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company (1899) and later its president. The company prides itself on its early and unwavering commitment to community improvement.

The institutions Dr. Moore helped establish include Lincoln Hospital (1901), where he served as superintendent, and the Durham Colored Library (1913), which later became the Stanford L. Warren Library.  Moore advocated for the employment of Jeanes teachers in Durham schools and worked to get state approval for rural schools to receive state funds, which could then be matched by Rosenwald grants. Before attending medical school, he had himself worked as a teacher, and in 1915, he authored Negro Rural School Problem. Condition-Remedy for the North Carolina Teachers’ Association.

Dr. James Edward Shepard (1875-1947) founded the National Religious Training School and Chatauqua in Durham in 1910. It subsequently became the National Training School and, in 1923, the Durham State Normal School. North Carolina Central University is the successor institution to this school for educators. North Carolina Central University's library, The James E. Shepard Memorial Library, was named after him.  A life-size statue of Dr. Shepard was built in his honor ten years after his death in 1947.  It is located in the Hoey Administration Circle on campus.
Innkeeper Monica Edwards earned a masters degree in business from this historically black university.  Now people of all ethnicities attend this prestigious school. 

Charles Clinton Spaulding Sr. (1874-1952) was, like his contemporary, Dr. Aaron Moore, a community leader in black Durham and a prominent businessman, serving, most notably, as president of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance from 1923 to 1952. Walter B. Weare describes him as having had “an international reputation as America’s leading black businessman.” In his capacity as a black community leader, Spaulding advocated for improvements in the community’s educational opportunities. A Democrat, he served as an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, particularly on appointments to the “black cabinet,” an informal group of black advisors on public policy, and as an advocate for the National Recovery Administration (NRA) to the black community. He was a member of the Rosenwald Fund’s board of directors.

There are several fine places in Durham, North Carolina where people can gain a greater appreciation of black history:

Historic Stagville The remains of the state's largest plantation, owned by the Bennehan-Cameron family. On-site is the 18th century Benehan House, four slave houses and a timber framed barn built by skilled slave craftsmen.

Hayti Heritage Center Founded in 1975, cultural and educational institution in historic Hayti community of Durham that offers diverse programs that examines the experiences of Americans of African descent locally, nationally and globally. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Duke University Libraries, Digital Collections Digital collections of various African-American historical resources which includes images and documents. When searching the digital collection's web page, choose the African-American subject heading.

North Carolina Central University, Shepard Memorial Library, Dr. Henry Lewis Suggs African and African-American History Collection              
A collection of historical documents which contains 1200 volumes of collected works of Dr. Suggs, including valuable research papers amassed over his professional career.

Dr. Debra Saunders-White is North Carolina Central University's 11th Chancellor. NCCU ranks as one of the top public Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the country. "I believe higher education is a powerful economic empowerment tool. It transforms lives. And that’s why we're here. Our students are here to learn and discover, and the job of everyone who works here is to support that mission. We must encourage a commitment to learning, civic engagement, public service, research and innovation.  Rapid change is one of the few constants of life today, and to help our students meet the challenges they will face, we must do all we can to equip them with the ability to think critically and creatively, to adapt quickly and to lead with integrity. And that means we who work and teach here must also be quick to adapt, to embrace the change and meet the challenges head-on."

We (Daniel and Monica) welcome you to stay in our lovely Durham bed and breakfast.  At Morehead Manor, each morning we offer a complimentary, delicious gourmet breakfast.  Durham is not only a great place for history lovers, but also for those who like artmusic, shopping, sports, and theatre.  The Bull City was also voted the Tastiest Town in the South with all of our delicious restaurants and food trucks.  Make your reservations to stay at Morehead Manor soon.

Duke Basketball Coach K Wins 1K 25 Jan 2015, 3:26 pm

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham is pleased to announce that local Duke Mens Basketball Coach, Mike Krzyzewski, had his 1,000th victory on Sunday January 25, 2015!  It all happened in the famous Madison Square Garden Arena playing against St. John's.  At one point Duke was trailing by ten points.  Even fans on Twitter were wondering if Duke could pull off the win.

"We were so gritty in the last 10 minutes," Krzyzewski said. "It was tough to get involved with 1,000. I was just trying to survive this game, which is how you get to 1,000."

Coach K continued, "You know, to see the happiness of my players makes it good. We have to keep it in perspective. It makes us 17-2 and we've got to go to Notre Dame on Wednesday, but for this moment, for basketball, for the game and for this program, we'll enjoy this one right now."

He gave credit to his former coach, Coach Bobby Knight, calling him, "one of the greatest coaches of all time."  He also was quick to say that, "Everybody who played for me is a part of this.  You know, the coach gets the credit, but we would not be here today without the players." 

As many know, Coach K also coached the Men's USA Basketball team who earned the Gold Medal in the 2012 Olympics!

The YouTube video below shows features praise from Coach K's current and past players, including NBA professional basketball player Grant Hill:

  • "We are a family." 
  • "He knew how to get the best from me." 
  • "He helped me grow."
  • "Great trust is always earned and having his trust gave me a lot of confidence."
  • "He gives you an opportunity to talk to him off the court."
  • "I love talking to him."
  • "I always want to be on top of my game in front of him."
  • "Believing in him and trusting him came very natural to me." 
  • "He is not only a mentor, but a great friend and someone I have a tremendous respect for." 
  • "Coach really let me go out there and play and he pushed me to be the player he thought I could be."
  • "Coach K is the greatest coach of all time and even better is the greatest mentor of all time!"

We (Monica and Daniel) are so proud of the athletic achievements in happening in the Bull City.  North Carolina Central University also has high performing student athletic teams.  The Durham Bulls were voted the #1 Minor League Baseball team in the country last season. 

When guests come to Morehead Manor, they have access to all that the Durham area offers.  Including the following:
We invite guests to enjoy their stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham. Each morning we serve a delicious gourmet breakfast prepared.  Wake up to tasty homemade goodness!  Valentine's Day is just a little more than two weeks away.  Make your reservations before we are completely booked!

Durham Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 19 Jan 2015, 11:46 am

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  The city of Durham has helped shape racial equality during the civil rights movement and continues to do so today.  More than 100 years ago Durham was a role model for the black middle class around the United States.  Martin Luther King, Jr., as an American pastor, humanitarian, and equal rights activist, contributed so much to the African-American Civil Rights movement.  His legacy continues to live on. 

Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was originally scheduled to be in Durham, not Memphis, on the day he died?  In 1960, Dr. King made his famous speech that spawned the "fill up the jails" rallying cry at White Rock Baptist Church which is located on Fayetteville Street.  For years, the congregation was led by Dr. Augustus Shepard, whose son, Dr. James E. Shepard, founded what became North Carolina Central University.  In 1925, it became the first state-supported liberal arts college for African Americans in the United States.  Now students of all nationalities and ethnicities walk the NCCU campus

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering the Dream speech
One of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most famous speeches, "I Have a Dream" given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom, he says the following inspirational words:

"I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today...."

"I Have a Dream" came to be regarded as one of the finest speeches in the history of American oratory.  The March, and especially King's speech, helped put civil rights at the top of the agenda of reformers in the United States and facilitated passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On October 14, 1964, Dr. King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through non-violence.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is pleased to be rated the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America, according to Black Enterprise magazine.  We (Daniel and Monica) love extending our hospitality to guests from all over the world.  There is so much that the Bull City offers.  We hope you stay with us when you come visit the city of Durham

Getting Around Durham 12 Jan 2015, 4:00 pm

Getting around Durham is easy for our guests when they know about all of the transportation resources available.  Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is proud to live in the Bull City where we have many modes of transportation.  We will discuss the various ways to move about during your stay.

Did you know that more than half of the United States population lives within a day's drive or an hour's flight of Durham?  Durham is convenient to interstates, served by an international airport, and has numerous other transportation options around town. 

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is close to a lot of other great places in Durham:
The following is a guide put together by the Durham Convention and Visitor's Bureau.  This provides useful transportation information to travelers.


RDU International Airport (RDU is short for Raleigh-Durham)is located on the western edge of Wake County and is co-owned by the cities of Durham and Raleigh and the counties of Durham and Wake.  (919-840-7700)

Air Canada (888) 247-8726

American Airlines (800) 433-7300

Delta Sky Team (800) 221-1212

Frontier Airlines (800) 432-1359

JetBlue Airways (800) 538-2583

Southwest Airlines (800) 435-9792

United (800) 864-8331

US Airways (800) 428-4322

There are several options for airport transportation, including taxis, shuttles, limos, rental cars, and regional transit buses. 

RDU Taxi is the official taxi company of RDU airport, offering 24/7 transportation.  Meter rates are charged for rides to Durham and a typical 14-mile one-way fare would be about $30.  Call 919-840-7277 to schedule a ride.


1st Corporate Town Car Service
Executive limo service with a large selection of vehicles, including standard and SUV stretch limos and minibuses.  (919) 794-1712

Bare Minimum Limousine Van Sedan Service
Limousine, van, and sedan rentals with passenger service for RDU.  (919) 383-7399

Carolina Livery Service
Provides weekday transportation, chauffeured town cars, minivans, limousines, and minibuses.  Also offers planned tour services.  (919) 957-1111

Emerald Service Limousine
Limousine, yacht, and jet aircraft services.  Helicopters available on charter basis with advance notice.  (919) 477-4096

Eno Limo
Locally owned limousine company serving Durham and the Triangle region.  (919) 272-4586

Greenway Transit Services
Exclusively biofuel and hybrid limousine service serving RDU airport and special events.  (919) 957-8294

Met-R Transport
Provides in-town and out-of-town transportation; handicap accessible.  (919) 544-4111

Triangle Corporate Coach (919) 648-1048


The Bridge Bus
In addition to nighttime service to/from Raleigh and Durham (Thursday through Saturday nights), offers event specific service to Bulls games, Durham Performing Arts Center, etc.

Bull City Connector 515 W Pettigrew St., Downtown Durham (919) 485-RIDE (7433)
The Bull City Connector is a fare-free bus service that connects many of Durham's central destinations, including Duke University, Ninth Street, Downtown Durham, and Golden Belt.

Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) 515 W Pettigrew St,. Downtown Durham (919) 485-RIDE (7433)
Serves all parts of Durham, including RTP (Research Triangle Park).  Schedules vary by bus route.  Busses are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks. 

Durham Train Station (Amtrak) 601 W Main Street, Ste 103, Downtown Durham (919) 956-7932
Amtrak is the nation's intercity passenger rail operator, serving 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. 

Greyhound 515 W Pettigrew, Downtown Durham (919) 687-4800
Durham terminal for the nation's largest provider of intercity bus transportation. 

Low-cost express bus service to nearly 50 cities offering free wi-fi, power outlets, and panoramic windows.  Departure and arrival near Durham Station on Jackson Street in Downtown Durham. (877) 462-6342


Alamo Rent-A-Car 

Avis Rent-A-Car

Budget Rent-A-Car Systems

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Hertz Rent-A-Car

National Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

Triangle Rent A Car

University Car and Truck Rentals


ABC Cab Company
Major taxi dispatcher for multiple independent companies.  (919) 682-0437

All-Points Personal Transportation (official RDU Transportation)
Serves Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary, Research Triangle Park (RTP), Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Wilmington, and all cities and military facilities across North Carolina.  (919) 836-9900

Durham's Best Cab Company
24/7 service with 50 new model sedans and 12 full-sized passenger vans.  (919) 680-3330

RDU Taxi provides 24/7 official RDU Airport taxi service within Durham, Orange, and Wake counties.  (919) 840-7277


2U Transit of North Carolina
Locally owned and operated paratransit service offering door-to-door transportation in and around the Triangle area to the mobility impaired.  (919) 687-4808

AAA Carolina Motor Club
Provides travel planning assistance and emergency road service to its membership

Online source for transportation information and options for getting around the Triangle. (919) 485-RIDE (7433)

Markham Transportation
Specializing in wheelchair and special needs transportation.  24-hour emergency vehicle service. (919) 417-5205

Share the Ride NC
Connects commuters interested in car or vanpooling, as well as finding park and ride lots, public transit services, bike routes, and other transportation alternatives.  (919) 485-7461

Wheelchair Transport Group (919) 330-1319

The above information was courtesy of the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau (DCVB) located at 101 E Morgan Street in Downtown Durham.  They offer a wide range of services for conventions and group meeting in Durham.  For help arranging transportation for groups, contact DCVB at (800) 446-8604 or (919) 687-0288 or email

When guests arrive at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, we (Monica and Daniel) help them feel right at home and give them as much attention (or privacy) as they request.  Each morning wake up to a delicious gourmet homemade breakfast to get your morning started right!  We are happy to provide any information or directions to places in our Durham, North Carolina community.  Our guests always love experiencing everything that the Bull City has to offer!

Durham Antiques 5 Jan 2015, 7:11 pm

Antique Shopping in Durham, NC
Ever heard the saying, "Everything old is new again?"  Finding antiques is a hobby for many individuals who love the challenge of finding unique treasures and often restoring them to their former glory (particularly furniture).  In Durham, North Carolina we have plenty of antique shops.  We invite guests to stay with us at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, located right here in the Bull City.  A special thank you to the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau for allowing us to show their photographs.

Looking for vintage clothes like poodle skirts or polyester pants?  To stumble across something great and to find gently used (modern, vintage, and designer) items, check out these unique places:
To accessorize with your newly found stylish antique clothes, think about getting handcrafted jewelry and fashionable scarves.  Places with these items (and often much more) include:
Brightleaf Square in Durham, NC

In Durham, guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast can find the perfect antique Oriental rug:
Turn back time with an old-fashioned handcrafted grandfather clock, mantle clock, or cuckoo clock:
Search among antiques, collectibles, furniture, gifts, trinkets, and other gifts at these exquisite Durham shops:
Streets at Southpoint in Durham, NC
For those who have the talent of shopping, Durham is the place to be!  Relax and kick back at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast and let Monica and Daniel make your taste buds come alive with a fresh gourmet, home-cooked breakfast each morning.  With luxury amenities and all of the resources and attractions Durham has to offer (click on the links below), people absolutely love staying with us. 
Visit North Carolina produced the YouTube video below on the Piedmont of North Carolina.  Durham is proud to be part of this pristine area.