Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast

914 Vickers Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Innkeeper(s): Monica and Daniel Edwards

Durham Festival For The Eno 22 May 2016, 1:35 pm


The 37th Annual Durham Festival For The Eno happens from 10 am to 6 pm on both Saturday July 2 and Monday July 4 in 2016.  Experience Independence Day the Durham way with the Festival for the Eno.

Festival For The Eno
Located on the banks of the West Point on the Eno park, the festival features dozens of musical acts on multiple stages, along with art, hands-on crafts, food and beer, and water activities.  The music includes folk, bluegrass, and similar styles.

The event offers food trucks, a juried craft show featuring 80 of the region's finest artists, paddling demos, backyard chickens and bees, and water activities on the banks of the Eno River.

Nikki Hill

One of the many talented musicians performing at Durham's Festival for the Eno is Nikki Hill. She and her band have been touring extensively following the independent 2015 release "Heavy Hearts Hard Fists" and her debut album "Here's Nikki Hill" released in 2013.  

The Festival for the Eno is presented annually by the Eno River Association.  It features a variety of activities with an environmental or cultural connection to the river. The Eno River Association is committed to the preservation of the nature, culture, and history of the Eno River basin.

The Festival for the Eno is deeply committed to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. The Festival is put on every year as a benefit for the Eno River Association, in order to fund their mission to protect the natural resources of the Eno River and its Watershed for future generations.

The Eno River Association is committed to providing as many educational opportunities as possible to the community about how it can join them in protecting the Eno and the environment.  

Durham Visitor Info Center
We (Monica and Daniel) of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham love hosting guests.  As ambassadors to the city of Durham, we can answer any of your questions and/or refer you to our new local Visitor Info Center.  We look forward to hosting you and yours soon.

Juneteenth Celebration: African American Independence Day 12 May 2016, 4:15 pm



Don't miss the 12th Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration.  This all takes place in nearby Downtown Durham on Saturday June 18 from 1 pm to 10 pm.  This is a celebration of African American Independence Day.

This fun-filled, educational, and uplifting day begins with an Opening Ceremony with songs, prayers, litany, elected officials, clergy, and the pouring of libation and salute to elders.

Visitors to this outdoor fair will find:
  • Live entertainment (both national and local talent)
  • Artists and vendors selling African and African-American clothing, specialty items, and crafts
  • Delicious food at the Juneteenth Food Truck Court
  • Health fair with screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and HIV
  • Medical professionals from area health centers and hospitals are available for consultations
  • Children's Village has games, face painting, crafts, educational activities, and information for children of all ages

The 12th Annual Juneteenth Celebration has activities geared towards family participation, community education, and good old-fashioned fun.

This event is sponsored by Spectacular Magazine and the Triangle Cultural Awareness Foundation (TriCA). Spectacular Magazine is a monthly full color publication which includes features, columns, calendars, and commentaries that empower, enlighten, and entertain African Americans in Durham, Wake, Orange, Granville, Vance, and Person counties.

The mission of TriCA is to conduct project activities that restores, maintains, and extends our heritage in Durham. TriCA believes that festivals, parades, and major public special events are an important part of the social and economic makeup of communities.  TriCA plans events that create an opportunity for all community associations, ethnic groups, and economic leaders to work together for the benefit of their community.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina is honored that Black Enterprise named us the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America.  We are thankful to host such wonderful guests from all over the world.

ACC Baseball Championship 2016 30 Apr 2016, 5:30 am



The top ten college teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference compete for their conference championship during this six-day event, featuring fifteen games.  Root for your favorite college teams at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in the heart of Downtown Durham.

The stadium was designed and built so that every seat fives fans a great view of the field with an intimate ballpark feel. After a 19 million dollar renovation in 2013, Durham Bulls Athletic Park had a brand new playing field, improved field lights, new seats, upgraded video displays and sound system. In addition, there is a 5,000 square-foot upscale place for premium ticket holders and groups looking to host special events.


This fun event starts with the ACC Baseball Fan Fest, a free event with live entertainment, food trucks, merchandise, and family fun.

Tues. May 24: First Round (ACC Seeds 7 vs. 10 and ACC Seeds 8 vs. 9 will play in the first round with the 2 winners advancing into pool play)
Game #1: 11 am
Game #2: 3 pm

Pool A: Seed #1, #4, #5, #8 or #9
Pool B: Seed #2, #3, #6, #7 or #10

Seeds 1-6 will play 3 times in a round-robin with their pool during Pool Play

Wed. May 25: Pool Play
Game #3: 11 am
Game #4: 3 pm
Game #5: 7 pm

Thurs. May 26: Pool Play
Game #6: 11 am
Game #7: 3 pm
Game #8: 7 pm

Fri. May 27: Pool Play
Game #9: 11 am
Game #10: 3 pm
Game #11: 7 pm

Sat. May 28: Pool Play
Game #12: 11 am
Game #13: 3 pm
Game #14: 7 pm



Sun. May 29: Championship
Game #15: 12 pm

The 10-run rule is in effect for the entire tournament except for the Championship game on May 29.







Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina is the perfect place to stay during your ACC Baseball Championship game watching.  We (Monica and Daniel) offer luxurious accommodations and a fresh gourmet breakfast each morning.  We look forward to hosting you.

Downtown Durham Art of Cool Fest 2016 23 Apr 2016, 1:41 pm


The Downtown Durham Art of Cool Fest 2016 begins Friday May 6 and continues jamming through Sunday May 8. During this third annual event, there will be many talented artists performing at several popular Durham venues. Durham is home to several musicians including jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis and six-time Grammy-nominated singer Nnenna Freelon.

Art of Cool Fest Artists:

  • All Cows Eat Grass
  • Anderson .Paak
  • Art of Turntables
  • Bashiri Asad
  • Brandee Younger
  • Caique Vidal
  • Chantae Cann
  • Charanee Wade
  • Chit Nasty Band
  • Dark Water Rising
  • Derrick Hodge
  • Donnie
  • Heather Victoria
  • j*Davey
  • JD Allen
  • Jim Ferris Trio
  • Kamasi Washington
  • Kendrick Scott
  • Khrysis
  • Moonchild
  • NCCU Band
  • NCCU Big Band
  • Nic Payton
  • Otis Brown III
  • PJ Morton
  • Rapsody
  • Tennyson
  • Terence Blanchard
  • Tha Materials
  • The Fuzz Band
  • The Internet
  • Thundercat
  • VJE
  • Zoocru
Art of Cool Fest Venues:
  • Beyu Caffe (a local coffee shop, restaurant, bar, and live jazz club all in one)
  • Carolina Theatre (presents live concerts, daily films, and film festivals)
  • Durham Armory (local community and private events space)
  • Motorco Music Hall (Durham entertainment and events space)
  • Pinhook (live music, dance parties, and creative events)
  • PSI Theatre at Durham Arts Council (performances, business meetings, and more)
The Art of Cool Project presents high quality music concerts and events in unique venues throughout the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill).  Art of Cool was founded in Durham, North Carolina and spearheaded by jazz trumpeter and educator, Albert Strong IV, and Cicely Mitchell, of Al Strong Music Productions.  They have a desire to build and celebrate community and take joy in providing every audience member with a great night out. 

We (Monica and Daniel) invite you to be guests of our lovely Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham, North Carolina.  We are conveniently close to all the Art of Cool Fest Venues as well as other amazing places like the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and the Durham Performing Arts Center. We are honored that Black Enterprise Magazine named us the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America.

Durham Bulls Have The Best Minor League Baseball Mascot 5 Apr 2016, 3:48 pm

The Durham Bulls have the best minor league baseball mascot!  Baseball America gave Wool E. Bull the honor!  Of course people attend the games to see baseball, but that is not all. Baseball America decided to focus on the atmosphere that surrounds the minors.  They asked the people around the game--from the broadcasters to front office executives--about the best mascots they've seen in this sport.  By the way, promotion teams around the country spend hours thinking of ways to keep fans entertained.

Wool E. Bull (photo courtesy Baseball America)

Wool E. Bull does more than just entertain with his go-kart run across the warning track and his ever popular use of the hot dog launcher.  He makes over 250 appearances in the community each year.  No matter what he's doing, he is always a big hit with the fans.  He displays entertaining charisma and conveys non-stop fun.  One International League broadcaster said, "Every time I'm in Durham, I find myself getting distracted by watching his wizardry at work and have to snap my focus back to the game."


The Durham Bulls kick off the 2016 season Thursday, April 7, when they open a seven-game homestand against the Charlotte Knights and Gwinnett Braves. Gates open at 5 pm, as prior to first pitch the fans will be treated to a special entrance by our newly-named best minor league baseball masot, Wool E. Bull!  Full roster introductions and a National Anthem performance by the Duke Pitchforks accompanied by a fly-over by the five-plane Bandit Flight Team.

The homestand continues on Friday, April 8 at 7:05 p.m. against the Chicago White Sox' Triple-A affiliate.  After the game is the year's first Friday Night Fireworks show.  On Saturday, April 9 the Bulls and Knights square off at 5:05 p.m. in the third game of the series.

The finale of the four-game set happens on Sunday, April 10 at 5:05 p.m. Gates will open at 2:30 p.m. that day, as fans are invited to a Meet the Team event, where Bulls players and coaches will be available to sign autographs, take pictures, play games and play catch with children on the field from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

The Bulls welcome the Gwinnett Braves to the DBAP on Monday, April 11 at 7:05 p.m. for the first game of a three-game series, before squaring off again at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12.  The series against the Atlanta Braves' top affiliate concludes at 11:05 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13.

The Durham Bulls have an exciting 2016 Minor League Baseball Season ahead!  View the 2016 home schedule HERE.  You are welcome to stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast right here in Durham and within walking distance to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Durham Art Walk Spring Market 2016 22 Mar 2016, 4:45 pm




Durham Art Walk Spring Market 2016 happens Saturday April 30 (10am-5pm) and Sunday May 1 (1pm-5pm). This biannual Durham Art Walk gives art lovers an opportunity to browse and buy art locally made in Durham.

Find ceramics, clothing, glass, jewelry, painting, and other unique goods to jazz up your wardrobe, brighten a room, or give as a gift.  The Durham Art Walk Spring Market also features live entertainment and activities all in Downtown Durham

The Durham Art Walk is a perfect place to shop, explore, and be inspired.  The Spring Market is a festive fine arts and crafts event that celebrates this beautiful season in the Bull City.

Visitors enjoy listening to live musical performances while tasting delicious food at numerous downtown Durham restaurants and food trucks.  Rain or shine, this event is free and open to the public. 

The Spring Market invites art lovers for a weekend full of art and sunshine including: dazzling examples of local artistic talent, ongoing live music, world-class restaurants, great shopping, innovative new businesses and fascinating historic sites.  Visitors can purchase fine art and crafts at many downtown Durham sites including Durham Arts Council, Vega Metals, the Durham Armory and more!

The Spring Market is produced and presented by the Durham Arts Council with support from many generous community sponsors.  Most sites are within easy walking distance around downtown and on Saturday visitors can take the Bull City Connector, Durham’s fare-free bus that travels downtown. The Connector does not run on Sundays.

Art helps us to share thoughts, ideas and visions that may not be able to be articulated any other way.  Art offers us a reason to come together and share in an experience.  We need art to keep us connected.  The YouTube video below was produced by the Durham Visitors Bureau.
Aiming to "stimulate and educate your palate," the Bull City Food & Beer Experience features food samples from 30 Durham restaurants and beer tastings from 50 breweries. It is a great opportunity to sample food and drink from local vendors and to meet the people behind them. The event also includes live music, and it all takes place inside of DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center. Visit event website. - See more at: http://www.durham-nc.com/events/major-annual-events/#April
Aiming to "stimulate and educate your palate," the Bull City Food & Beer Experience features food samples from 30 Durham restaurants and beer tastings from 50 breweries. It is a great opportunity to sample food and drink from local vendors and to meet the people behind them. The event also includes live music, and it all takes place inside of DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center. Visit event website. - See more at: http://www.durham-nc.com/events/major-annual-events/#April



Stay connected to loved ones when you experience together the comforts and pleasure of  Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham. We welcome you to the Bull City.  We love hosting guests from all over the world. We look forward to your visit. 

Preservation Durham Annual Home Tour 2016 12 Mar 2016, 10:00 am



Each year Preservation Durham presents their annual tour.  2016 is the year of the bungalow.  The bungalow is the first truly American house form not derived from European antecedents.  Bungalows dominated residential construction across the country from the time of the First World War right up to the Great Depression.

Many thousands of bungalows were built in Durham during this period and thousands of them survive today – a testament to the durability and popularity of the form.  Bungalows make up a large part of Durham’s inventory of historic structures and they define the majority of our historic neighborhoods.  

This year’s tour, this April 24 and April 25, will showcase eight to ten houses in diverse bungalow styles in neighborhoods across the city. Their purpose is to promote a deeper public appreciation of bungalow houses, the people who lived in them, and of Durham at the time they were built.



In the months from April through November, weather permitting, Preservation Durham offers free walking tours that introduce downtown Durham’s history and architecture. The ninety-minute tours depart at Durham Farmers' Market at 501 Foster Street at 10 am on the second, third, and fourth Saturdays of each month.  Each of the three weekly tours focuses on a different aspect of Durham's unique history.

On second Saturdays, the focus is Durham’s Tobacco History.  Preservation Durham’s enthusiastic and well-informed volunteer tour guides will lead you through the history of the tobacco industry as they tell many tales from Durham’s past, using oral histories and photographs to illustrate the history of tobacco and the people who supplied tobacco products known throughout the world. 

The historic tour includes descriptions of life in the factories and at home for the thousands of workers who made the Bull City one of the biggest industrial cities in the South as well as those who, like guitarist John Dee Holeman, trekked to Durham’s tobacco auctions to play the blues.

On third Saturdays, explore Durham’s Civil Rights Legacy.  This exciting tour focuses on many of the sites in downtown Durham that were important during the 1950s and 60s Civil Rights movement, including the Durham County Courthouse, the Arts Center (originally Durham High School and later City Hall), and the Kress and Woolworth buildings, sites of sit-in protests. 

Learn about the contributions of ordinary Durham residents to the struggle for equality as well as local leaders like Floyd McKissick and national figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who brought America’s attention to the campaign for civil rights in the Bull City.


On fourth Saturdays, discover the history of Durham's architecture and urban landscape.  Explore Downtown Durham and learn how it has transformed itself from an industrial center to the City of Medicine. 

Docents describe the history of many of the landmark buildings that make up the Downtown Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977. Featured on the tour are the 1915 First National Bank, the 1921 Mechanics and Farmers Bank Building, and Preservation Durham’sone-time home, the Snow Building, built in 1933.

Built by the successful entrepreneurs of early 20th Durham, buildings Downtown were designed by nationally known architects like Milburn and Heister, Bertrand E. Taylor, Edward F. Sibbert, and Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon as well as by local companies Rose and Rose, George Watts Carr, Hill C. Linthicum, and Atwood and Weeks. 

There are fine examples of many architectural styles popular in the 20th century, including Art Deco, Italianate, and Neo-Classical, and post World War II Modern. Many of downtown’s older building have recently changed their functions, turning from tobacco factories and textile mills into hip urban lofts, stores, and offices

We invite you to stay at our luxurious Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham, North Carolina.  We encourage you to learn more about what makes The Bull City so beloved.
That historic event can be explored at this official North Carolina State Historic Site. Today it includes restored historic structures, special living history events, including a commemoration on the anniversary, and tours – all available without any admission fees.
- See more at: http://www.durham-nc.com/listings/Bennett-Place-State-Historic-Site/1554/#sthash.MRKWDlc4.dpuf
Bennett Place is the site of the largest troop surrender and the effective end of the Civil War. It was in April 1865 that Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston and his Union adversary, General William T. Sherman decided to meet in Durham at Bennett Place, where Gen. Johnston surrendered the Southern armies in the Carolinas, Florida, and Georgia.
That historic event can be explored at this official North Carolina State Historic Site. Today it includes restored historic structures, special living history events, including a commemoration on the


Each year, Preservation Durham presents an annual Old Durham Home Tour that offers the public a glimpse into a different historic neighborhood or thematic group of historic properties.  For Preservation Durham, 2016 is the year of the bungalow.  The bungalow is the first truly American house form not derived from European antecedents.  Bungalows dominated residential construction across the country from the time of the First World War right up to the Great Depression.

Many thousands of bungalows were built in Durham during this period and thousands of them survive today – a testament to the durability and popularity of the form.  Bungalows make up a large part of Durham’s inventory of historic structures and they define the majority of our historic neighborhoods.

This year’s tour will showcase eight to ten houses in diverse bungalow styles in neighborhoods across the city. Our purpose is to promote a fuller public appreciation of bungalow houses, the people who lived in them, and of Durham at the time they were built.

Preservation Durham offers free walking tours that introduce downtown Durham’s history and architecture on the second, third, and fourth Saturdays of April through November, weather cooperating.  The ninety-minute tours depart at 10 am from the Durham Farmers' Market at 501 Foster Street. Each month, the three weekly tours all focus on different aspects of Durham.

Second Saturdays are devoted to exploring Durham’s Tobacco History.  Preservation Durham’s enthusiastic and well-informed volunteer tour guides will lead you through the history of the tobacco industry as they tell many tales from Durham’s past, using oral histories and photographs to illustrate the history of tobacco and the people who supplied tobacco products known throughout the world. 

The tour includes descriptions of life in the factories and at home for the thousands of workers who made the Bull City one of the biggest industrial cities in the South as well as those who, like guitarist John Dee Holeman, trekked to Durham’s tobacco auctions to play the blues.

Third Saturdays feature Durham’s Civil Rights History.  This exciting tour focuses on many of the sites in downtown Durham that were important during the 1950s and 60s Civil Rights movement, including the Durham County Courthouse, the Arts Center (originally Durham High School and later City Hall), and the Kress and Woolworth buildings, sites of sit-in protests. 

Learn about the contributions of ordinary Durham residents to the struggle for equality as well as local leaders like Floyd McKissick and national figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who brought America’s attention to the campaign for civil rights in the Bull City.

Fourth Saturdays concentrate on the Architecture and Urban Landscape of Downtown Durham.  Learn how it has transformed itself from an industrial center to the City of Medicine. Docents describe the history of many of the landmark buildings that make up the Downtown Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977. 

Featured on the tour are the 1915 First National Bank, the 1921 Mechanics and Farmers Bank Building, and Preservation Durham’s one-time home, the Snow Building, built in 1933.  Built by the successful entrepreneurs of early 20th Durham, buildings Downtown were designed by nationally known architects like Milburn and Heister, Bertrand E. Taylor, Edward F. Sibbert, and Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon as well as by local companies Rose and Rose, George Watts Carr, Hill C. Linthicum, and Atwood and Weeks. 

There are fine examples of many architectural styles popular in the 20th century, including Art Deco, Italianate, and Neo-Classical, and post World War II Modern. Many of downtown’s older building have recently changed their functions, turning from tobacco factories and textile mills into hip urban lofts, stores, and offices. 

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham, North Carolina invites you to stay in our luxurious accommodations.  We (Daniel and Monica) welcome you to explore the Bull City.




Bennett Place is the site of the largest troop surrender and the effective end of the Civil War. It was in April 1865 that Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston and his Union adversary, General William T. Sherman decided to meet in Durham at Bennett Place, where Gen. Johnston surrendered the Southern armies in the Carolinas, Florida, and Georgia.
That historic event can be explored at this official North Carolina State Historic Site. Today it includes restored historic structures, special living history events, including a commemoration on the anniversary, and tours – all available without any admission fees.
- See more at: http://www.durham-nc.com/listings/Bennett-Place-State-Historic-Site/1554/#sthash.MRKWDlc4.dpuf
Experience life as a Civil War soldier by walking through a living history encampment with re-enactors from both sides of the war. Talk with soldiers about their roles and living conditions, watch military drills, see cooking demonstrations, and more. The Bennett Place State Historic Site is where Generals Johnston and Sherman negotiated the largest troop surrender of the war, and now houses reconstructed buildings and a museum to preserve its history. - See more at: http://www.durham-nc.com/events/major-annual-events/#sthash.Ht0vt0jp.dpuf

The Bull City Food and Beer Experience 2 Mar 2016, 6:05 pm



The Bull City Food and Beer Experience features fantastic food samples from thirty-five Durham area restaurants and beer tastings from thirty-five premier craft/import breweries. This is the perfect opportunity to sample food and drink from local vendors and meet the people responsible for its deliciousness.

The 4th Annual Bull City Food and Beer Experience takes place on Sunday April 10, 2016 at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) within walking distance from Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast.  ALL ticket holders must be 21+ years of age and must bring valid photo ID. Event reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time.

Three local partners collaborate to create a true Bull City Experience with a national twist! DPAC, Sam’s Quik Shop together with Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom founded the Inaugural Bull City Food & Beer Experience to stimulate and educate your palate and mind. 

In addition to the food & beer pairings they are bringing back the popular Onstage Experience! Mingle on stage and experience DPAC from a grand perspective that few get to experience.  Admission includes a complimentary souvenir glass and live music.

A limited number of Imperial VIP Ticket Holders will enjoy all elements of regular admission plus a new exclusive VIP lounge, exclusive T-shirt, 30-minute early event access, private access to VIP tasting lounge, VIP imperial laminate and specialty spirit, rare beer and wine tasting only available to Imperial ticket holders.

This event will help raise money for the Ellerbee Creek Watershed Association.  The mission of the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association is to:
  • Enable a living creek - a healthy stream in which an appropriately diverse group of native fish and invertebrate species thrive.
  • Create a network of preserves and trails along which people can hike, bike, and walk from the Ellerbe Creek headwaters to Falls Lake.
  • Build ties among Durham's diverse neighborhoods and communities using Ellerbe Creek as a link.
  • Partner with the City and other groups that seek to move Durham to become a regional model for proactive urban stormwater management.
  • Help adults, and especially kids, have the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate being outdoors in a learning and safe environment.
Choose to stay at the #1 Black-Owned Bed and Breakfast in America! We invite you to stay at our luxurious accommodations.   Savor a fresh gourmet breakfast each morning.  Durham is the perfect place for your next getaway!

Durham Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2016 22 Feb 2016, 4:59 pm




The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual Durham event that will take place on April 7 through 10 in 2016.  This four-day international festival features nearly 100 documentary films, along with the directors, producers, and subjects who take part in making them.

Each year the film lineup includes world and US premieres and Academy Award contenders as well as films that may have limited distribution.  In addition to film screenings, fans can take part in Q and A's, an awards barbecue, and discussions about the state of documentary filmmaking.

The Full Frame organization also presents free documentary screenings throughout the year.  Tickets go on sale beginning April 1, 2016.

Full Frame’s Film Schedule will be available on their website in mid-March. The first show starts at 10am daily and the last show starts around 10pm.  Films are only scheduled once during the festival. However, a handful of films (mostly festival award winners) will have an encore screening on Sunday afternoon.

They encourage you to arrive with plenty of time to park, obtain your ticket(s), and arrive at your venue 30 minutes prior to showtime. If you have a ticket, you must be in line 30 minutes prior to showtime. If you arrive after seating has concluded, your ticket no longer guarantees a seat. All unclaimed seats will be filled by the Last Minute Line.

Frame’s official parties, the Opening Night Party and Awards Barbecue, are ticketed events and sell out early. Be sure to get your tickets if you plan to attend.  Downtown Durham has many restaurants and bars within a short walking distance from the festival.

Durham-based filmmaker Rex Miller explores the life of trailblazing tennis player Althea Gibson, the first African-American athlete to cross the color lines of an elite sport and compete for the U.S. Nationals (the precursors of the U.S. Open). This is Althea Gibson's documentary.  She was the queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s.

Archival materials and interviews shed light on a tough, talented young woman whose gifts drew people of influence to support her rise as a star on the world stage. Full Frame alum Elisabeth Haviland James produced and edited the film, which screened at the festival in April of 2015.  Full Frame alum and founder Nancy Buirski also served in a producing role.

Full Frame is a four-day, international festival featuring nearly100 documentary films, along with the directors, producers, and subjects who take part in making them. Each year the film lineup includes world and US premieres, Academy Award contenders, as well as films that may have limited distribution. In addition to film screenings, fans can take part in Q&As, an awards barbecue, and discussions about the state of documentary filmmaking. The Full Frame organization also presents free documentary screenings throughout the year - See more at: http://www.durham-nc.com/events/major-annual-events/#March
Full Frame is a four-day, international festival featuring nearly100 documentary films, along with the directors, producers, and subjects who take part in making them. Each year the film lineup includes world and US premieres, Academy Award contenders, as well as films that may have limited distribution. In addition to film screenings, fans can take part in Q&As, an awards barbecue, and discussions about the state of documentary filmmaking. The Full Frame organization also presents free documentary screenings throughout the year. - See more at: http://www.durham-nc.com/events/major-annual-events/#March
Full Frame is a four-day, international festival featuring nearly100 documentary films, along with the directors, producers, and subjects who take part in making them. Each year the film lineup includes world and US premieres, Academy Award contenders, as well as films that may have limited distribution. In addition to film screenings, fans can take part in Q&As, an awards barbecue, and discussions about the state of documentary filmmaking. The Full Frame organization also presents free documentary screenings throughout the year. - See more at: http://www.durham-nc.com/events/major-annual-events/#March
Documentaries like this one (the above video shows clips from it) premiered at the Durham Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.  Attendees of the festival get the first look at amazing documentaries like these.  Check out our Pinterest page which features many amazing athletes.

We (Daniel and Monica) invite you to stay at our amazing Durham bed and breakfast called Morehead Manor.  Rated by Black Enterprise magazine as the number one black-owned bed and breakfast in America, we are honored host guests from around the world. 

8 Thriving Bookstores in Durham 11 Feb 2016, 4:24 pm

Letters Bookshop in Durham, NC

Thriving bookstores in Durham mean that print is alive and well.  Even in today's high-tech world of iPads, Kindles, and Nooks, people still like to read physical books. With eight independent bookstores in Durham, it is a fantastic destination for the well-read traveler.

Though Durham has our fair share of digitally inclined businesses, we also have a strong team of booksellers making sure that plenty of good old-fashioned books are available to the public.  The following is a literary tour of Durham:

  • Letters: We start in the heart of Downtown Durham at Letters. This bright, modern bookstore is the newest member of Durham's bookselling scene, having opened in December 2013. Large windows facing Main Street make for great window shopping and even better browsing. The shop focuses on contemporary fiction, but there are also shelves dedicated to children's and young adult fiction, poetry, cultural studies, and more. Letters is primarily a used book store, with some featured new books, which means prices are very reasonable. They also offer special orders so they can bring in a new copy of anything you're looking for.

  • Wentworth and Leggett Rare Books: Head west down Main St. and you'll come to Brightleaf Square, a renovated tobacco warehouse that contains, along with other things, Wentworth and Leggett Rare Books. With piles and piles of old, rare, and antique books, it's like walking into a museum – only one where you can take the items home. Wentworth and Leggett also carries prints, maps, political buttons, postcards, and magazines – some of which date back hundreds of years. It's a must see for anyone who has a penchant for the past, as well as those who simply love the history of publishing.

  • Nice Price Books: A little further west on Broad St. you'll find the first of the Ninth Street District's three bookstores, Nice Price Books. As the name suggests, this is another used book store that aims to fill your bookshelves without emptying your wallet. The store is large and almost labyrinthine, with shelves stacked floor to ceiling with books that range across more subjects than we could possibly list here. Nice Price also offers records and CDs (there are physical copies of music as well!), meaning that it's a place where you can easily lose hours searching through bins and shelves and stacks for all kinds of cultural ephemera. They buy from customers as well, meaning there's always new gems coming in the door (and you might be able to trade out some of those old classics you're tired of in exchange for a new adventure).

  • Books Do Furnish a Room: Just a half block away from Nice Price is Books Do Furnish a Room. It's an easy-to-miss store set back from Markham Avenue behind Heavenly Buffaloes. Take a walk inside and you'll find another impressive collection of books, records, tapes, cassettes, and comics. The stacks twist round and round through the right half of the store, so you can continue your exploration of publishing history through all kinds of subjects. Books Do Furnish a Room – as you might expect from the name – is a unique experience where you can explore all kinds of interests without any post-shopping remorse.

  • Regulator Bookshop: Another block away on Ninth St. is the Regulator Bookshop, a local favorite that won the Indy Week's Best of the Triangle 2013 award for best local bookstore. This beloved Durham store features new releases, as well as a smaller used section. They also have a space for events and often host readings and book signings with authors. Swing by to peruse the new bestsellers or ask for a recommendation from the knowledgeable staff, and soak in the local literary community at one of its hotspots.

  • The Gothic Bookshop: The last stop near downtown is the Gothic Bookshop, nestled in the corner of Duke University's Bryan University Center. With chest-high shelves and plenty of light, it's a welcoming atmosphere to browse works of philosophy, African-American studies, poetry, and more. There is also a collection of books penned by Duke's own professors, including both creative works and groundbreaking academic studies. Stop by on a tour of Duke's gorgeous West Campus and leave with a personal copy of the work done there – as well as a T-shirt from the University Store next door.

  • Atomic Empire: A few miles south on Hwy. 15-501 in the South Square area is Atomic Empire, a comic book and board game with a strong local following. Stop by to browse the newest releases from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and other favorites. Atomic also hosts weekly events, including open board game nights, nights dedicated to particular games, and book swaps so you can meet new folks and expand your tastes. They also have eight beers on tap with special brewery nights for those 21 and up.

  • Ultimate Comics: A few more miles out on Hwy. 54, near Woodcroft, is our last stop at Ultimate Comics. Filled with comics new and old, as well as graphic novels, action figures, and other collectibles, this shop is another community stronghold for comic aficionados. They also offer a subscriber program so you can stay up to date and never miss a new issue. They even offer free shipping once a month visitors of Morehead Manor can stop by to check out the rest of the stock while you're in town and have the comics delivered right to your home.
Looking for a relaxing getaway in Durham, North Carolina?  Visit Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast for luxurious accommodations.  We are named the number one Black-Owned Bed and Breakfast in America by Black Enterprise.  We (Daniel and Monica) host guests from all over the world and we'd be happy to have you stay as well!