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Brandon K. Winford, the author of "John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights," will be giving a book talk at the Museum of Durham History on Feb. 7, 2020. Photo courtesy of Brandon K. Winford.

Durham museum to host civil rights author

UNC graduate Brandon K. Winford's new book explores the life of John Harvey Wheeler — a banker, civil rights lawyer and activist —  and major figure of the civil rights movement during the 50s and 60s. But the book goes beyond Wheeler, to study how black businesses in Durham developed and how economic concerns shaped Black Americans struggle for civil rights.