Philip is making a journey that crosses both distance and time. While he is traveling across 165 miles of North Carolina, he will be re-enacting a journey taken by Washington Duke, but also a journey taken by many soldiers as they returned home from the Civil War.

The Dukes of Durham

Find more information on the life of Washington Duke, his family, and how they business they built after the Civil War changed Durham, North Carolina, and the country forever.


Local History

Learn the history of places where Philip will be stopping along his route, what role these communities played during the Civil War, and how they were affected by the War and Reconstruction.