The mission of DCL, Inc. is to lift up stories of African American figures to create a more comprehensive picture of the American experience. To that end, we produce and distribute educational materials for schools and individuals through assorted distribution channels.

The organization publishes the Merrick Washington Magazine and is currently developing an educational program to improve the academic achievements of African American students.

The Durham Colored Library, Inc. (DCL, Inc.), is one of Durham’s oldest non-profit organizations (chartered in 1918), and is sustained by donations from generous individuals and institutions. We hope you will consider supporting our work.

Certain contributions to 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations like the DCL, Inc. are tax deductible. DCL, Inc.’s tax ID is 56-6001420. Accordingly, donors are advised to consult with qualified tax persons, including tax return preparers and tax counselors, regarding any potential tax consequences and/or deductions related to this contribution.


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Durham Colored Library, Inc.
PO Box 2736
Durham, N.C. 27715-2736

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A minimum donation of $100 will provide you with two hard copies of the magazine per twelve month period as well as access to all current and archived copies on our web site. We value this twelve month access at $30. The amount of your donation over the $30 value can be applied to your annual tax deductible computation. We will send you a tax receipt documenting this.

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