Explore Raleigh's Black Main Street history
Once, East Hargett Street was the hub of Black life in Raleigh.
The segment between Moore Square and Fayetteville Street was known as Raleigh’s Black Main Street, and Black-owned businesses thrived in the 1910s-1960s.
The businesses included a pharmacy, restaurant, newspaper, hotel and other community gathering spots.
While much of this history isn’t visible now, a new sidewalk mural project by artist TJ Mundy memorializes Raleigh’s Black Main Street. [keep reading]
🎨 How to see the murals + history [RaleighConvergence.com]