Project Resources

The Hacking into History Curriculum Kit contains pilot exercises, sample deeds, a slide deck and additional resources that K-12 educators can use for teaching students about racial covenant clauses in Durham.  Project team members may be able to assist educators; please reach out [email protected]  Download the full Curriculum Kit here!

Press Coverage of Hacking into History

Any person of African descent:’ Thousands of racial covenants found in Durham property deeds.” ABC11 Eyewitness News, March 2023.

“Volunteers search for racism written into land deeds.” Indyweek, November 2022.

How historical housing practices led to the racial makeup of my Durham neighborhood. WUNC Youth Reporting Institute, September 2022.

“Hidden monuments of the white franchise.” Who Owns Durham? Podcast, March 2022.

Durham History Projects 

Bull City 150 Uneven Ground: Uncovering the History of Durham’s Housing Inequality

Historic Hayti, Revisited was created in the Spring semester of 2022 by the students in Dr. Chassanoff’s Digital Heritage Projects class at North Carolina Central University.

The City of Durham’s “Our Community Stories” created by the City’s Neighborhood Improvement Services Department (NIS). [You Tube Channel]

Redlining and Racial Covenants: Jim Crow of the North

Redlining in Durham

National mapping and digital history projects on racial covenants

Mapping Prejudice (Minneapolis, MN)

Segregated Seattle (Seattle, WA; King County)

Mapping Cville (Charlottesville, VA)

On The Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and its Suburbs (Hartford, CT)

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC (Washington DC)

Mapping Racism (Hyattsville, MD)

Racial Restriction and Housing Discrimination in the Chicagoland Area (Chicago, IL)

Mapping Segregation: Racially Restrictive Covenants in Spokane (Spokane, WA)