Posted Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 3:00:00 PM
It was with a dose of current pop culture that Dr. Blair Kelley addressed Durham Academy Upper School students at their annual Black History Month assembly, describing her talk as "Why I hated Django Unchained and loved 12 Years a Slave. Kelley – an associate professor in the N.C. State University Department of History, as well as a parent of a DA Middle School student – addressed students on Feb. 20, just a little more than a week before 12 Years a Slave won three Academy Awards, including for best picture.
Posted Monday, Feb 3, 2014 5:00:00 PM
Durham Academy's commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and other civil rights pioneers might best be illustrated by the sound of two seniors' soaring voices over the soft snapping of Lower Schoolers' fingers — some of the school's youngest and oldest students, gathered to honor those who have fought in the battle for civil rights. Each division marked Martin Luther King Day in its own way.
Posted Friday, Jan 31, 2014 5:00:00 PM
Durham Academy will host a screening of American Promise on Tuesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 10:00:00 PM
Through poetry and the heartfelt expression of their own feelings, Durham Academy Upper School students recognized the accomplishments and struggles of African Americans Feb. 21 during the school's Black History Month assembly.
Posted Monday, Feb 4, 2013 10:00:00 PM
In all of her years as a legal scholar, Dr. Maxine Eichner, a law professor at UNC Chapel Hill, has never seen such a sea change on an issue as she's witnessing now on the issue of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights.
Posted Monday, Jan 7, 2013 2:06:24 PM
Five Durham Academy students, accompanied by five DA members of the DA faculty, participated in the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in Houston from Dec. 6 to 8.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 4:00:00 PM
It's all too easy for students to fall into a routine at lunchtime, eating with friends of the same grade level or who participate in common activities.
Posted Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 4:11:00 PM
Continuing Durham Academy's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Middle School welcomed Alex Weiss & Different Drum to share its Latin- and African-tinged sound with students Oct. 11.