One Month, One Book, One Community
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Read Osha Gray Davidson’s The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South, and join the community-wide discussion. The Best of Enemies is a nonfiction account of an unlikely friendship that emerged in the 1960s in Durham, North Carolina, between civil rights activist Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis, who had joined the Ku Klux Klan as a young man and later transformed his perspective. Attend programs around the book’s themes to discuss important issues including race, identity, and culture.The Best of Enemies - paperback cover

Durham Reads Together strives to strengthen the community through a biennial celebration of reading. Programs are free and open to the public.


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About Durham Reads Together

Durham Reads Together strengthens the community through a biennial celebration of reading. By reading the same book, and attending programs around the theme, the community is inspired to discuss important issues including race, family, identity, religion, faith, education, art, culture, and music.