Confronting Change

See the Exhibit

Explore Confronting Change

Confronting Change is free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 10:30 am-5:30 pm.

Learn about the Civil Rights Movement in Durham

The Confronting Change exhibit is housed in the once-segregated Carolina Theatre balcony two. It features a comprehensive display of events, including news footage, protester bios, and archived newspapers from The Carolina Times. Additionally, the exhibit showcases the original “Colored” box office.

Self-Guided Tour

  • All self-guided visitors must wear the provided wristband at all times.
  • Self-guided tours are only permitted from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM on Monday through Friday.
  • Self-guided tours are not permitted on days with a scheduled live event or holidays.
  • Self-guided tours must exit by 5:30 PM.
  • Self-guided tours are only permitted in designated exhibit locations.

Guided Tours

Groups of at least 25 guests are eligible for a guided tour. If you are interested in a guided tour of the Historic Carolina Theatre, please contact us at efan@carolinatheatre.org to schedule a tour in advance.

School Tours

Guided tours are available for schools interested in exploring the theater and its exhibits as a whole or incorporating specific exhibits within a lesson plan. A teaching guide is available for schools interested in exploring the theater’s powerful “Confronting Change” exhibit and the Civil Rights Movement in Durham. Groups of 25 or more are eligible for guided tours. For smaller groups, please see our self-guided tour option.
Please contact Shana Adams by email at shana@carolinatheatre.org to schedule a tour.