The Best of Enemies by
Publication Date: 2007-08-27
This book narrates of Durham’s history through the intertwined stories of two figures: Ann Atwater, a civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local leader of the Ku Klux Klan. It’s a powerful story of how the two came to recognize their commonalities and became friends. If you want to read one book about the complex interplay of race and social class in Durham, this should be it.