Elders of the West End
a portrait series by Jamaica Gilmer

The Elders of the West End portrait series gives viewers a glimpse of the beloved peace found at the feet of community storytellers. In celebration of the Lyon Park School’s centennial, this series centers the reflections, hope, and wisdom of Black elders amid the covid-19 pandemic.

This series is presented by the West End Community Foundation, Inc. in collaboration with the Duke Office of Durham & Community Affairs and Duke Arts. Graphic design by Winnie Okwakol.

Visitors are welcome to view the exhibition by appointment only. Tours will start October 28th to December 10th from 10 am to 3 pm. Schedule your tour here.

Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park
1309 Halley Street, Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 536-4200

Lyon Park School 100th Anniversary–Saturday, December 3rd