Sunday, March 29, 2015

Durham Food Trucks

As innkeepers of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, we (Monica and Daniel Edwards) are thankful to live in Durham, where Southern Living magazine calls it, "The Tastiest Town in the South."  In addition to our wonderful restaurants, the following favored food trucks can be spotted across various areas of the Bull City.  Some have gone on to have a physical store in addition to their food truck.  Local residents and new visitors all love their delicious and unique food!




The American Meltdown Gourmet Melts food truck serves melts and grilled cheeses crafted from local bread and local eggs and cheeses. People can taste delicious creations like The Orchard, made with cheddar, sliced apples, rosemary, and ham.




http://kokyubbq.com/Kokyu BBQ is an acclaimed member of Durham's well-known food truck scene. The graffiti-painted truck has been a frequent sight around Downtown Durham since it opened in 2010, selling slow-cooked meats and fresh produce.  Kokyu's Korean barbecue and other dishes  (like duck fat chaat, kimchi dillas, and crispy pork gyoza) have made plenty of fans, including The New York Times, who praised the mobile purveyors in a write up.



Only Burger began as the first food truck in Durham, and earned great reviews from notable sources like The New York Times. They became so popular that they opened a physical location in addition to their food truck.  Their menu is a classic one built on burgers and fries, but specials include toppings like fried green tomatoes and fried eggs.




Opening originally as a modified and pink-painted mini-school bus and adding a brick-and-mortar location in 2013, The Parlour serves handmade ice cream. They source their ingredients from local farmers whenever possible and often rotate their flavors to match what is in season.



http://www.sympathyforthedeli.comSympathy for the Deli serves gourmet deli sandwiches made with locally sourced meats that are hand-cured, roasted, and smoked right here in Durham. Options include pastrami, turkey reubens, and seasonal specials like a roasted beet sandwich.  There are also Sympathy for the Deli's signature side, peakles. They're house-made, spicy, pickled sugar snap peas. They're also recommended by Deep South magazine.


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Spring is here and the season's warmer weather brings more people outside.  Find Durham's amazing food trucks located throughout the Bull City and taste why people come from all over to experience a variety of award-winning food.  While on the topic of food, guests rave about our gourmet breakfasts that we serve each morning.  We welcome guests (new and returning) from all over the world to Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

150th Anniversary Civil War Surrender



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Bennett Place Historic Site

 

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is thankful to be located in an area with so much important history.  The Bennett Place Historic Site is a simple farmhouse that was located between Confederate General Johnston's headquarters in Greensboro and Union General Sherman's headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1865 the two officers met at the Bennett Place, where they signed surrender papers for southern armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida.

Today the James Bennett's reconstructed farmhouse, kitchen, and smokehouse recall the lifestyle of an ordinary Southern farmer during the Civil War.  The Bennett Place State Historic Site is located at 4409 Bennett Memorial Road in Durham, NC 27705. 

Commemoration of one of the final major events of the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War on the actual site of the Bennett Farm where Major General William T. Sherman and General Joseph E. Johnston met on April 17, 18, and 26, 1865 to reach a peace agreement and begin the reunification of our nation.

Event activities include the reenactment of the surrender negotiations, military and civilian living history programs, sutlers and artisans, ceremonies, music, and the final stacking of arms for the Army of Tennessee, CSA. Noted historians and authors will make presentations throughout this week long event. There is an Admission Fee, which will vary for different activities throughout the week long commemoration.

April 17 - 26:
150th Anniversary of Surrender at Bennett Place


FRIDAY, April 17, 2015
  • The First Meeting-Special Guided Tours of Bennett Place in Real Time
  • Living History Programs
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery
SATURDAY, April 18, 2015
  • The First Meeting-Special Guided Tour of Bennett Place in Real Time
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery
  • Living History Programs
  • Eastern Soldiers of the Union Armies
  • Western Soldiers of the Union Armies
  • Eastern Soldiers of the Confederate Armies
  • Western Soldiers of the Confederate Armies
  • Final Campaigns in North Carolina
SUNDAY, April 19, 2015
  • A Nation Reunited-19th Church Service at McMannen Methodist Church, Durham
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery
  • Living History Programs
  • Eastern Soldiers of the Union Armies
  • Western Soldiers of the Union Armies
  • Eastern Soldiers of the Confederate Armies
  • Western Soldiers of the Confederate Armies
  • Final Campaigns in North Carolina
MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015
The Road To Surrender: Raleigh To Greensboro-BUS TOUR (Starts at Bennett Place Historic Site)

TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
  • Meet Soldiers; Civilians-Living History Programs for Schools and Student Groups
  • Civilians of the Homefront; Refugees
  • Life of the Infantry Soldier
  • Join the Cavalry-Life of the Cavalry Trooper
  • Hear the Cannon Roar-Civil War Artillery
  • Caring for the Wounded and the Sick-Civil War Medicine
  • Getting Correspondence to the Troops-The Postal Service
  • Striking Your Image-Civil War Photography
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery
  • Virginia Civil War Mobile Museum
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
  • Meet Soldiers; Civilians-Living History Programs for Schools and Student Groups
  • Civilians of the Homefront & Refugees
  • Life of the Infantry Soldier
  • Join the Cavalry-Life of the Cavalry Trooper
  • Hear the Cannon Roar-Civil War Artillery
  • Caring for the Wounded and the Sick-Civil War Medicine
  • Getting Correspondence to the Troops-The Postal Service
  • Striking Your Image-Civil War Photography
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery
  • Virginia Civil War Mobile Museum
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery
  • Special Guided Tours of Bennett Place
  • An Evening with a Special Guest Historian
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery
  • The Armies Arrive-REGISTRATION; CAMP SET UP
SATURDAY, April 25, 2015
  • The Arrival of the Generals
  • Formal Surrender Negotiations
(Meetings between Major General William Tecumseh Sherman and General Joseph Eggleston Johnston inside the Bennett Home)
  • Meet the Bennett Family
  • Meet the Soldiers of Blue & Gray
  • Military Drills & Demonstrations of the Infantry and Cavalry
  • Accounts of Civilian Refugees
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Sutler Row; Artisan Demonstrations
SUNDAY, April 26, 2015
  • The Arrival of the Generals
  • Formal Surrender Negotiations
(Formal Meetings between Major General William Tecumseh Sherman and General Joseph Eggleston Johnston inside the Bennett Home)
  • Meet the Bennett Family
  • Meet the Soldiers of Blue; Gray
  • Military Drills & Demonstrations of the Infantry and Cavalry
  • Accounts of the Civilian Refugees
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Sutler Row; Artisan Demonstrations
  • Historical; Genealogical Exhibit Displays & Information
  • Johnston’s Farewell Address to His Troops
  • Final Stacking of Arms of the Army of Tennessee and the Issue of Paroles
(This occurred in Greensboro, NC, but we will recreate it on the Bennett Farm)
  • Unity Monument Ceremony Honoring the Sacrifice of Americans
(Wreath laying ceremony by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of Union Veterans, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sons of Union Veterans, Union and Confederate Soldiers, Special Presentations, and Keynote Speaker)


Ongoing Exhibitions and Activities Throughout the Week
  • New Museum Exhibit Gallery (Visitor Center)
  • Book signings; presentations by well known historians and authors
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Sutlers; Artisan Demonstrations
  • Sons of Union Veterans Exhibit, Genealogy Research, and Membership Table
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans Exhibit, Genealogy Research, and Membership Table
  • Daughters of Union Veterans Exhibit, Genealogy Research, and Membership Table
  • United Daughters of Confederate Veterans Exhibit, Genealogy, and Membership
  • North Carolina Civil War Tourism Council Display and Information
  • North Carolina Sesquicentennial Display and Information
  • Bennett Place Support Fund, Inc. Membership and Display Table
There are plenty of fascinating demonstrations, exhibitions, and activities during this week-long commemoration.  If looking for an elegant place to stay during your visit, think of our Durham bed and breakfast. 

According to Black Enterprise magazine, Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina is the number one black-owned bed and breakfast in America.  We (Daniel and Monica) are thankful to have shown our warm Southern hospitality to so many wonderful guests over the years. 

We give our visitors with a tasty homemade breakfast each morning.  Located in the Tastiest Town of the South, according to Southern Living magazine, has its perks.  Our guests enjoy not only great food, but plenty of activities and places, including:
The Bull City is a great place full of exciting entertainment and fabulous food.  Take your special someone our lovely and romantic Durham bed and breakfast. Be here to celebrate the 150th anniversary of one of the last events to take place during the end of the Civil War in America.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bull City Food and Beer Experience 2015



Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina is pleased to announce the third annual Bull City Food and Beer Experience founded by Sam's Quik Shop, the Durham Performing Arts Center, and Tyler's Tap Room to stimulate and educate people's palates and minds through the pairing of local food showcasing thirty-four Durham restaurants and unbelievable beer from fifty-six premier craft/import breweries on Sunday March 8 from 4 to 8 pm. 

In addition to the food and beer pairings and after rave reviews and grand popularity they are bringing back the Onstage Experience! New this year, the NC Craft Brewers Guild is sponsoring North Carolina Brewers and their many splendid offerings. As you mingle on stage and experience the Durham Performing Arts Center from a grand perspective few get to experience you will have the opportunity to sample a variety of food and drink from local vendors and meet the people behind them.
Admission into the Bull City Food and Beer Experience includes:
  • Souvenir Tasting Glass
  • Food sampling from 34 of Durham's finest restaurants
  • Beer Tastings from 56 breweries
  • Live On Stage Music from Barefoot Movement will be rounding out the sensory experience with their bluegrass inspired music live on stage.
  • As a bonus, each ticketed guest will take home a 16 oz. commemorative can of Coffee Brown Ale brewed in collaboration with several NC breweries.


The Nashville-based musical group Barefoot Movement won The International Bluegrass Music Association's Band of the Year Award.  Their music is heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene."


 

Durham was voted the Tastiest Town of the South by Southern Living Magazine so sampling Bull City food and drink comes highly recommended.  We (Daniel and Monica) look forward to hosting each guest who enters our award-winning bed and breakfast.  We offer four luxurious rooms and a gourmet homemade breakfast each morning.  The city of Durham has major local universities, a world renown hospital, great retail shopping locations, famous sports teams, and much more.  Come have your amazing Durham experience with us!

Below is a listing of the restaurants and breweries participating in the 2015 Bull City Food and Beer Experience

RESTAURANTS: Bull City Burger and Brewery ● Pompieri Pizza ● Juju ● Dos Perros ● Fairview Dining Room at Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club ● Baguetteaboutit ● Mattie B's Public House ● Six Plates ● G2B Gastropub ● Saltbox Seafood ● Lilly's Pizza ● Pipers in the Park ● Revolution ● Toast ● Dashi ● Bull Street Gourmet & Market ● The Pit Durham ● Nana Taco ● Blu Seafood and Bar ● Primal Food and Spirits ● BOOT  ● Geer Street Garden ● Vin Rouge ● Mateo ● Cilantro ● Harvest 18 ● Bleu Olive ● Sprout Cafe - Museum of Life and Science ● M Sushi ● Tyler's Taproom ● Bar Virgile ● Angus Barn Bay 7 ● Gonza Tacos Y Tequila ● Pizzeria Toro

BREWERIES:  Sweetwater Brewing Co.● Bell's Brewing, Inc. ● UNiBROUE ● Mystery Brewing Co. ● Port City Brewing Co. ● Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. ● Tröegs Brewing Co. ● White Street Brewing Co. ● Mother Earth Brewing ● Victory Brewing Co. ● Aviator Brewing Co. ● Terrapin Beer Co. ● Foothills Brewing Co. ● Anderson Valley Brewing Co. ● Raleigh Brewing Co. ● Olde Hickory Brewery ● Oskar Blues Brewery ● Allagash Brewing Co. ● Haw River Farmhouse Ales ● The Boston Beer Co. ● Hi-Wire Brewing ● RJ Rockers Brewing Co. ● Harpoon Brewery ● Smuttynose Brewing Co. ● Big Boss Brewing Co. ● Great Lakes Brewing Co. ● The Unknown Brewing Co. ● Fullsteam Brewery ● New Belgium Brewing ● Steel String Brewery ● Bull City Ciderworks ● Double Barley Brewing ● Bull City Burger and Brewery ● Highland Brewing Co. ● Green Flash Brewing Co. ● Boulevard Brewing Co. ● Brooklyn Brewery ● Bear Republic Brewing Co. ● Lagunitas Brewing Co. ● Du Claw Brewing Co. ● Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits ● Brewery Ommegang ● G2B gastro pub

Participants in the NC Brewers Guild Onstage Experience
• Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Co., Greensboro
• D9 Brewing, Cornelius
• Mystery Brewing Co., Hillsborough
• Fortnight Brewing, Cary
• Bombshell Beer Co., Holly Springs
• Gizmo Brew Works, Raleigh
• Southern Pines Brewing Co., Southern Pines
• Natty Greene’s Brewing Co., Greensboro & Raleigh
• Double Barley Brewing, Smithfield
• Nickelpoint Brewing Co., Raleigh
• Lynnwood Brewing Concern, Raleigh
• Brueprint Brewing Company, Apex
• Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery, Chapel Hill

Monday, February 16, 2015

Durham Performing Arts Center Winter 2015



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Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, North Carolina is within walking distance to the Durham Performing Arts Center.  Since opening 6 years ago, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. The Durham Performing Arts Center is proud to be consistently recognized with top national ranking and local awards. More than 2 million guests have come through their doors for a wide variety of Broadway, concerts, comedy and family shows.

Clifton Oliver plays Berry Gordy and Allison Semmes plays Diana Ross

Motown the Musical is Broadway's record-breaking smash hit that tells the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to a heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and many more musicians. 

Motown the Musical shows how one man's story became everyone's music when these legendary artists created the soundtrack that transformed America and took the world by storm.  Includes over 40 classic songs such as "My Girl", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine."  Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives, and made us all move to the same beat.  Experience the story behind Motown's incredible history.  The eight Motown the Musical performances at DPAC start February 17 (Tuesday) and end with two final performances on February 22 (Sunday).

  • Act I: 1 Hour 22 Minutes
  • Intermission: 20 Minutes
  • Act II: 1 Hour 4 Minutes
  • Length of Performance: 2 Hours 46 Minutes
  • Content Advisory: Minimal adult language and references. Not recommended for young children.

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    Grammy® Award-winning singer and songwriter Michael Bolton has sold more than 53 million records around the world, has seen 8 studio albums rank in the Top Ten, with nine #1 singles including "When a Man Loves a Woman" and "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You." Bolton has won multiple American Music Awards and Grammy Awards. 

    He holds a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been known as People Magazine’s "Sexiest Man” as well as the sensational “Captain Jack Sparrow” in Saturday Night Live's viral video with over 120 million YouTube views. 

    In 2013, Bolton released his autobiography, The Soul of It All, as well as a new studio album Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: A Tribute to Hitsville USA, collaborating with Motown legends such as Smokey Robinson and Valerie Simpson, as well as contemporary artists such as Kelly Rowland and Leona Lewis.

    A prolific songwriter, Bolton has worked with and/or performed with such great and diverse talents as Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Patti LaBelle, Ray Charles, Celine Dion, Placido Domingo, Wynonna Judd, BB King, and Luciano Pavarotti. Michael's songs have been recorded by over 100 artists, ranging from John Legend, Barbra Streisand and Cher to Kanye West, Jay Z and KISS. Michael Bolton performs live in concert at the Durham Performing Arts Center on March 4. 

     


    Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She is an eight-time Juno Award winner and a three-time Grammy® Award winner. McLachlan's landmark fifth album, the 10x-platinum Surfacing, contained two Grammy® Award-winning tracks "Building a Mystery" and "Last Dance." 
    McLachlan’s latest album Shine On explores her personal journey over the last three years, navigating love, loss, and change.  Shine On celebrates the human ability to grow from our experiences, thrive, and shine on.  Sarah McLachlan performs live at the DPAC on March 19. 

    Guests are welcome to stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast any day of the year.  We (Monica and Daniel) love hosting guests from all over the world.  There is so much for guests to do in the Bull City.  Guests enjoy our award-winning restaurants, live jazz music, world class medicine, spectacular shopping venues, major universities, famous sports teams, Broadway theatre, and much more!  Awaken to a fresh homemade full breakfast each morning so your day starts off right.  We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Durham Celebrates Black History Month

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Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is honored to be named the number one black-owned bed and breakfast in America by Black Enterprise.  We want to let people know that the 13th annual Durham MLK (Martin Luther King) Black History Month Parade will be Saturday February 7 at 12:00 pm on Fayetteville Street.  The parade will travel along Durham's Fayetteville Street beginning at W.G. Pearson Elementary School and ending at North Carolina Central University.

Black Wall Street

Durham was the home of "Black Wall Street" in the early decades of the 1900's. Durham acquired a national reputation for entrepreneurship.  Businesses owned by African Americans lined Parrish Street. Among them were NC Mutual Life Insurance Company (the oldest and largest black owned insurance company in the nation), Mechanics and Farmers Bank and Mutual Community Savings Bank.
 
NC MutualTo the left is a picture of the N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Company Officers (circa 1911). Left to right: A.M. Moore, John M. Avery, John Merrick, Ed Merrick, C.C. Spaulding.   Dr. Aaron McDuffie Moore (1863-1923) was Durham’s first black physician and a pillar of the city’s black community. He was among the founders of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company (1899) and later its president. The company prides itself on its early and unwavering commitment to community improvement.

The institutions Dr. Moore helped establish include Lincoln Hospital (1901), where he served as superintendent, and the Durham Colored Library (1913), which later became the Stanford L. Warren Library.  Moore advocated for the employment of Jeanes teachers in Durham schools and worked to get state approval for rural schools to receive state funds, which could then be matched by Rosenwald grants. Before attending medical school, he had himself worked as a teacher, and in 1915, he authored Negro Rural School Problem. Condition-Remedy for the North Carolina Teachers’ Association.

NC MutualDr. James Edward Shepard (1875-1947) founded the National Religious Training School and Chatauqua in Durham in 1910. It subsequently became the National Training School and, in 1923, the Durham State Normal School. North Carolina Central University is the successor institution to this school for educators. North Carolina Central University's library, The James E. Shepard Memorial Library, was named after him.  A life-size statue of Dr. Shepard was built in his honor ten years after his death in 1947.  It is located in the Hoey Administration Circle on campus.
Innkeeper Monica Edwards earned a masters degree in business from this historically black university.  Now people of all ethnicities attend this prestigious school. 

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Charles Clinton Spaulding Sr. (1874-1952) was, like his contemporary, Dr. Aaron Moore, a community leader in black Durham and a prominent businessman, serving, most notably, as president of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance from 1923 to 1952. Walter B. Weare describes him as having had “an international reputation as America’s leading black businessman.” In his capacity as a black community leader, Spaulding advocated for improvements in the community’s educational opportunities. A Democrat, he served as an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, particularly on appointments to the “black cabinet,” an informal group of black advisors on public policy, and as an advocate for the National Recovery Administration (NRA) to the black community. He was a member of the Rosenwald Fund’s board of directors.




There are several fine places in Durham, North Carolina where people can gain a greater appreciation of black history:

Historic Stagville The remains of the state's largest plantation, owned by the Bennehan-Cameron family. On-site is the 18th century Benehan House, four slave houses and a timber framed barn built by skilled slave craftsmen.

Hayti Heritage Center Founded in 1975, cultural and educational institution in historic Hayti community of Durham that offers diverse programs that examines the experiences of Americans of African descent locally, nationally and globally. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Duke University Libraries, Digital Collections Digital collections of various African-American historical resources which includes images and documents. When searching the digital collection's web page, choose the African-American subject heading.

North Carolina Central University, Shepard Memorial Library, Dr. Henry Lewis Suggs African and African-American History Collection              
A collection of historical documents which contains 1200 volumes of collected works of Dr. Suggs, including valuable research papers amassed over his professional career.


Dr. Debra Saunders-White, Chancellor, Ex-OfficioDr. Debra Saunders-White is North Carolina Central University's 11th Chancellor. NCCU ranks as one of the top public Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the country. "I believe higher education is a powerful economic empowerment tool. It transforms lives. And that’s why we're here. Our students are here to learn and discover, and the job of everyone who works here is to support that mission. We must encourage a commitment to learning, civic engagement, public service, research and innovation.  Rapid change is one of the few constants of life today, and to help our students meet the challenges they will face, we must do all we can to equip them with the ability to think critically and creatively, to adapt quickly and to lead with integrity. And that means we who work and teach here must also be quick to adapt, to embrace the change and meet the challenges head-on."

We (Daniel and Monica) welcome you to stay in our lovely Durham bed and breakfast.  At Morehead Manor, each morning we offer a complimentary, delicious gourmet breakfast.  Durham is not only a great place for history lovers, but also for those who like artmusic, shopping, sports, and theatre.  The Bull City was also voted the Tastiest Town in the South with all of our delicious restaurants and food trucks.  Make your reservations to stay at Morehead Manor soon.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Duke Basketball Coach K Wins 1K

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham is pleased to announce that local Duke Mens Basketball Coach, Mike Krzyzewski, had his 1,000th victory on Sunday January 25, 2015!  It all happened in the famous Madison Square Garden Arena playing against St. John's.  At one point Duke was trailing by ten points.  Even fans on Twitter were wondering if Duke could pull off the win.

"We were so gritty in the last 10 minutes," Krzyzewski said. "It was tough to get involved with 1,000. I was just trying to survive this game, which is how you get to 1,000."



Coach K continued, "You know, to see the happiness of my players makes it good. We have to keep it in perspective. It makes us 17-2 and we've got to go to Notre Dame on Wednesday, but for this moment, for basketball, for the game and for this program, we'll enjoy this one right now."

He gave credit to his former coach, Coach Bobby Knight, calling him, "one of the greatest coaches of all time."  He also was quick to say that, "Everybody who played for me is a part of this.  You know, the coach gets the credit, but we would not be here today without the players." 

As many know, Coach K also coached the Men's USA Basketball team who earned the Gold Medal in the 2012 Olympics!

2012 Olympic Men's Basketball Champions

The YouTube video below shows features praise from Coach K's current and past players, including NBA professional basketball player Grant Hill:

  • "We are a family." 
  • "He knew how to get the best from me." 
  • "He helped me grow."
  • "Great trust is always earned and having his trust gave me a lot of confidence."
  • "He gives you an opportunity to talk to him off the court."
  • "I love talking to him."
  • "I always want to be on top of my game in front of him."
  • "Believing in him and trusting him came very natural to me." 
  • "He is not only a mentor, but a great friend and someone I have a tremendous respect for." 
  • "Coach really let me go out there and play and he pushed me to be the player he thought I could be."
  • "Coach K is the greatest coach of all time and even better is the greatest mentor of all time!"



We (Monica and Daniel) are so proud of the athletic achievements in happening in the Bull City.  North Carolina Central University also has high performing student athletic teams.  The Durham Bulls were voted the #1 Minor League Baseball team in the country last season. 

When guests come to Morehead Manor, they have access to all that the Durham area offers.  Including the following:
We invite guests to enjoy their stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham. Each morning we serve a delicious gourmet breakfast prepared.  Wake up to tasty homemade goodness!  Valentine's Day is just a little more than two weeks away.  Make your reservations before we are completely booked!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Durham Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  The city of Durham has helped shape racial equality during the civil rights movement and continues to do so today.  More than 100 years ago Durham was a role model for the black middle class around the United States.  Martin Luther King, Jr., as an American pastor, humanitarian, and equal rights activist, contributed so much to the African-American Civil Rights movement.  His legacy continues to live on. 

Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was originally scheduled to be in Durham, not Memphis, on the day he died?  In 1960, Dr. King made his famous speech that spawned the "fill up the jails" rallying cry at White Rock Baptist Church which is located on Fayetteville Street.  For years, the congregation was led by Dr. Augustus Shepard, whose son, Dr. James E. Shepard, founded what became North Carolina Central University.  In 1925, it became the first state-supported liberal arts college for African Americans in the United States.  Now students of all nationalities and ethnicities walk the NCCU campus

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering the Dream speech
 
One of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most famous speeches, "I Have a Dream" given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom, he says the following inspirational words:

"I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'




I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today...."

"I Have a Dream" came to be regarded as one of the finest speeches in the history of American oratory.  The March, and especially King's speech, helped put civil rights at the top of the agenda of reformers in the United States and facilitated passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On October 14, 1964, Dr. King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through non-violence.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is pleased to be rated the #1 black-owned bed and breakfast in America, according to Black Enterprise magazine.  We (Daniel and Monica) love extending our hospitality to guests from all over the world.  There is so much that the Bull City offers.  We hope you stay with us when you come visit the city of Durham