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VOLUME E3 - NUU8CR 6
DURHAM NORTH CAROLINA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13. 1932
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IricludingHotelv Commercial Park
Bv Donald Aldmaa ' : '
Nathaniel White, Jr., envis&ris Hayti as a f'tnini
i city" with an industrial park; a ten-story hotel,
retail commercial establishments an .amusement f
park for youngsters and moderate density. housing
to complement the thriving businesses. , t.
City government planners appear .o see Hayti as
aland of executive offices and medium density "Triangle Institute seems to substantiate Whftes
will conflict with a proposed hotel downtown. But
White said studies show that the area can support a
.hotel that is geared toward the moderate income
lodger. .. :. .;.-;V" ,, t V
A study entitled "Conference Center Needs m the
Aesearcn mangle park" prepared oy tne Keseercn
housing including condominiums and high income.
apartments where tenants stroll across I the ex
pressway to a revitalized downtown. '
The difference in the two dreams that have stirred
, the most controversy is that the city's plan ignores
the rebuilding of Hayti's one thriving business
White's dream is for the Hayti where he grew up
.where his father, Nathaniel White, Sr., ran one of
this oyer 100 black businesses'? Service; Printing i
Company - and where over 600 black families liv-ed;v:,rL-'.r
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, "I grew up in Hayti, everything was' there
.churches, commercial establishments and service
oriented businessesyv said White, executive direct or
of, the Hayti Development Corporation that is seek
ing to rebuild Hayti. "J became involved in organiz
ing a corporation because of theiiegative effects ur
ban renewal have had on the community and the
seemingly disinterest city officials had shown in
redeveloping the area." f -
In 1962, Durham voters approved an eight-part :
bond referendum which clcarWl the wajr for the
clearance and proposed reneWl Of Hayti, Accor-.
ding to final tallies, without the Overwhelming sup
port of the black community the bond referendum
;would have, failed.- ; . 4 -,
r The jftreaTwas almost completely Cleared b', the
;lend of 1975 and promised pla to renew the area
were) virtually i non-existent. The - demolition of ..
, "An economy motel located in the RTP was,t
most, significant need pressed by RTP ofganiza-1-;
tions," the report states. "The $50 government per
diem ( does not enable the many persons - visiting , '
RTP on government business to stay overnight at
the Governor's Inn, the only hotel in or near RTP,"
The same study says 1,400 motel rooms are pro-
, jected to be needed in Durham and Orange counties
by 1990,, but only 700 are planned; ". . , .two to
. three more hotels than are already planned wilfce
needed" the two counties by 1990. , ,
" So according to the study, hotels geared toward !
the moderate income lodgers will be needed in the
coming decade, .r ;jV':; v - ,
Another question that has been raised as to !
HDC'Si attempts i to vredevelop Hayti is will
developers and lending institutions be willing to in
vest in an area that is stigmatized by public housing -and
crime. . -'r-
White said he wiU attempt to sell his proposal by
pointing up the area's positive attributes such as its :
proximity to downtown where increased economic
activity is expected, Research Triangle Park which,
according to the federal government, is the ninth
largest growth area in the country and ta North;
Carolina Central University, Duke University and .
the east-west expressway which runs through,
Havti's northern borders.? ; ' '
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City Preps For Human Relations Week
The j corporation i envisions starting t ventures
Hayti coupled with no renewal has caused a fi of n, whose proceeds are recirculated back to the black
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weVe tried this.Vsaid
By Milton Jordan
For one of the first
limes in the .city's
history, several religions,
ranging from Protestant
denominations. . ' , . to
Catholic and 'Jewish
faiths c will worship
together this Sunday
Relations Week, a pro
gram that began about
eleven years ago. Ser
vices will be held at St.
Joseph's AME Church,
.beginning - at 8 a.m.,
Relations: Bridging The .
Gaps Together". The
week . long celebration ;
continues through Fri
day February 19.
Special invitations for
the ecumenical services
bTMavH m Proposals, mainly to private foundation.
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'facilitate private contributions, the corpofa-
Dlans to launch a Drofit-makinR investment
that will sell shares, according to White. -Tt',.'
White has talked to developers both in and out of
state, but will not identify them. He saysi hbweven
if given the opportunity, H DC will develop the
land. .. Ui-y. . 'r:;- - :
- iAccofdtng-'to' Becton,
Activities i include
speakers in local schools,
Junior and Senior High ;
School students discuss
ing issues that 'are essen
tial to.; theiV: future
welfare and wdUbeing: '
nnnf rt it ttAn.nrAfit nrOMi7atirtn vih th crl nrtf. !
uu:,- ;; i? V ' .v-v. firm-.
'Th KirWinhnn Whit ttiif ic cot un in.; ' v'ii'
tji.M ivviKilliiviir i'!1 rw"f.i I? .
complish the original urban' renewal goals of pro
viding low and moderate income housing, commer-i
cial establishments and an industrial -mall
Deveiopment in: the 54-acre r'act is designed to
first, assist current relocatees who are in temporary
or existing facilities in Hayti, then former displaced
businesses that were forced to vacate the area and
next, to any. black or existing and small businesses
that may want to return to Hayti, White explained.
Soon after the Organization was formed it's of
ficials hired an .architect to draw up plans ;t or the
iarca's development. This plan was presented to the
Durham City Council in January, 1982. At the
same meeting, the city's planning department staff
presented a different plan, ' ,
Now, according to White, HDC and city planners ,
are Working to develop a unified plan for council 1
approval. ; ; -,l
White said the idea of presenting a plan for coun
cil approval was patterned after a successful plan in
Atlantic City New Jersey, where a group of black
developers obtained $22 million in city funds to ,
, renew a black area that had met Hayti's fate. . j
One major feature of H DCs Wan is a ten-story I
hotel. Ouestions have been raisetfas to whether this
Joel Becton, Durham's
Human, Relations Direc
tor, !i,"and we are very
pleased with the response
we've.had so far,"
The'U unique service,
billed as an 'ecumenical
have been,ent to all of
Durham .elected: and
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a w mw imwv wen at to lecat-mmfsurt ana rcrucrawonai 'leaet-
iJSSnSS. ' anltHr,fcongre8ns rlhip wUl be involved by
tZJZ 'ftS -"Thf efforts are design-, observing firsthand the
frfJS iSnil ed t6 P" fhe irducationatf; process of
those differences among portance of resolving the our youth f
all of is,and hopefonyl gaP$ , at may 4xist dnh,rt T
through more knowledge
about ourselves, we will
create an atmosphere of
servicer, kicks ; off, respect ror eacn otner.
,Durhain,s Sixth Human . . The theme is "Human
Minority Contractors Want
By Milton Jordan
, Durham's black ton
tractors want an
assured", piece Of the
action if the Qty plans to
build a S50 million hotel,
office, civic center com
Saddled - with
such as being under
capitalized, poor bon
ding capability, and
often Inadequate equip
ment inventories and
cash flow pools,' black
contractors have been
in bidding on municipal
' But by the same token,
efforts to change that
record sparked raging
controversy and created
problems ranging from
explosive political con
frontations to illegal
shenanigans by white
contractors to siphon off
the money earmarked
for blackbusinesses. i minority business par
It is not ye, clear if ;. ticipation, and w an
Durham will even have ticipate being able 8 to
because ; of financial? :4 YOunff. Minister tn the
social; ; ; educational, lniversity (Duke
religious, age, and sexual University) wiir be the
status and to encourage speaker af the
, the : re-inforcement q ' Ecumenical service. All
ed to participate in the
processional and reces
sional. St. Joseph's
Church Family will host
this event, which will
nrcmnt thir rtrnlarlv
Oriented" MBE pro- scheduled earlv morninsr
and prefers ef-' SnnHav cf.rviri- Th
such a proram that ear
marks a certain percen
tage of the project cost ,
for black businesses, or !
if it has one, what shape
grams, and prefers
forts that encourage
recommend a program prime contractors !: to
to the council's planning '' "aggressively seek Out
and development sub-1 minority contractors and
committee' f ' fgive. them every opporf
Brown believes the tunity to bid on these
question will ultimately contracts, .
Sunday service. The
Religious Committee for
' Human. Relations Week,
chaired by Ms. Mary
Ann Johnson,, has
agreed to donate con
tributions received to the
Fund. The general public
lis invited. 4
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it will taket
But, according to ! wind up before the City . "But we also advocate
Durham's assistant city ( Council, but does not ' that the city, or someone
manager, Cecil Brown, - know if the plan will ; ; should set up some train
city staffers are ''discuss, necessitate 'council ring programs: for these
ing various approaches resolution, or merely a . businesses," " Roberts
trt . the nnpstinn Af. . ttntpmpnt nf snrinrirt continued, "because In
- ' ' . it sc aiCrt nnt - Mr ai manv indanrn, th . smucui wui iiciu mi
I tlf$ fc this point if the idea of ;f minority businesses just , Hc4ton.Jaiuo.;; High
mnnm for m nnr tv f ahont tms tliffhlv MB '.JSWiMiiTl,-
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A forum foiti Junior ,
and Senior High School
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ttie Tldewttef Vlrsinla Alamai Chapter of North Carolina i
-Central University Will entertain all Alumni and aO staff members j
f the University during the forthcoming CIAA Tournament ;
whkh will be held in Norfolk the week-end of February 27th. The !
chapter baa completed plans to sponsor a Hospitality Suite at IT
Raraada Ins, located oa Newtowq Road and Virginia Beach Ex- v
pretsway. The Hospitality Suite wUI be open from 5 p.m. until oa
Saturday February 27th. . j, . ' k
i, ousiness nas mucn sup-
m port on the council. '
h'l Ralph Hunt is on record,
f 4-4 as favoring the concept.
t "i Maceo Sloan is working
wiiii a vuu11v.11 auu-
committee that is study-,
ing the concept. But
beyond those efforts the.
council has been mostly;
noncommital on the
There is, however, one
hing for certain: any'
I 1BEi: program, fronr
f oncept to implementa-
) lion is going to have a
' Members of the chapter shown above are; (l-r). front row are
Ms. Ola Johnson, Ms. Grace Lancaster, Ms. Cornelia demmons,
Ms. Vera Slmms, Ms; Mary Hinton, Ms; August Baines, Ms.
Mabte Nicholson, Ms. Delia Vaughan, and Ms. , Ernestine
Pruden. ' Back row: Ms Joyce Hamilton, James Vaughan,
Clarence Van Hook, John Clements, Oscar Hinton and Euclid
, Watson.' ' . . ; . r
ough row to hoe, first to
; muster council ap
proval, and then to.
work. ' ;.;V:' ; '
,'These programs just ;
generally don't work."
said Courtney Roberts, jan opportunity to par-
iiiaifati UI :; lllUUslilal in-iiaiu 111 uiai liivjvvi
Relations with the
Carolinas Branch of the grams guarantee full par
Associated General Con- H ticipation by , , black
Stractors, in rCharJotte. ' businesses as proponents
"Usually all thev do is f contend, or whether they
create political confrdn- ; circumvent principles of
-!tatknind scandals that - the marketplace, as . op-
luinii'l nn amAu iki nnnnt aron MRP. f.
rirl . ' fnrc An rati nrnhlpm.
petitive industry to sur- P-m. Students from city,
Vive for long." county r and V Private
In Atlanta, former ; schools will . parjicipate.
mayor Maynard Jackson Junior high students will
: oe m cnargc 01 ;inc iirsi
fialf of the two Kour pro
gram, and Senior high
. students the lattef half.
Pn Friday February
,19, the Greater Durham
Chamber of Commerce -Educational
will tour W.C. f earson :
Elementary School and r
C.H. Chewning; Junior
High School to deter-'
mine first hand what the
i environment is like as
our youth receive an
, . ?'--1 , -
education. Request have
been made to invite a '
member of the, Qty
Council, City Board fo
Education and the Coun-
disagrees. Jackson was
mayor when that city set
out to build the world's
largest airport, a $750
million project. Many
critics thought Jackson
had taken leave of his
senses when he insisted
that blacks be practically
guaranteed 25 per cent of
the project or more than
"We opened the door
in Atlanta for blacks to
enter the mainstream,"
Jackson said, "and there
is no reason for anyone
to apologize for making
sure that everyone had
" K' JVV- t Rnrrt of Prt.tinn Irt t
Hut wnetner tnese pro- ; ' ,.
... r..n ! accomoanv this commit
tee. Coordinators for
this program are Ms.
Janettce Hotman, Jeff '
Morgan and Richard
"Dick" Haynesl S ,
At the. final planning
get started." ' forts do create problems, session . the co-chairvo
The AGC is a profes- J In dratting a aty pro- Human. Keiauon weea
sional , association of vgram city officials must, steering Committee, Ms.
general contractors, with try to avoid four major, fttnkieX. Pem ahdEa-
pittaus. t .Mt-; ; win a. Dennis istated
The first potenaal pit-, they' were quite pleased
fall is the state's bidding -ia cross-section of
1 L.:a ii... 1 .
the Carolinas. According
f-to Roberts, the AGC
'strongly opposes "goal- "(Continued frr" Paae .3) participation.
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