Black Issues Forum

Douglas Block: A Historical Preservation Success Story

Season 2700 Episode 2701 | 27m 13s

A once a thriving African American business district in the 1900's now stands to benefit an entire community. A section of Rocky Mount's downtown area once bustled with black business and society, but declined with integration. Now a multimillion dollar face lift has made this area called the Douglas Block the heart of the town's economy. City leaders tell the story.

Aired: 10/02/11

Rating: NR

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