Wense Grabarek becomes mayor of Durham.

April 2, 2024 by kathleen

Photo credit: Durham County Library

On the night of Mayor Grabarek’s election, 130 Black people were arrested after staging sit-ins at six restaurants throughout Durham. The next day 700 more Black protestors were arrested for trespassing after staging sit-ins at Howard Johnson’s. On May 20th thousands of protestors marched at City Hall.