The women of Hayti Heritage Center in 2020
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Multy Oliver

Behind the Scenes of the Hayti Heritage Center

Multy Oliver '21 interned at the Hayti Heritage Center in the summer of 2020 and loved the experience. Duke Arts asked Oliver to share her experience with one of Durham's leading arts non-profit organizations.

The mission of the Hayti Heritage Center, named for its historic Black neighborhood home, is to promote “cultural understanding through events, activities and programs that preserve the heritage and embrace the experiences of African Americans.” Oliver received funding for her internship through the Leadership and Arts Policy Internship Grant, administered by Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy’s Hart Leadership Program.

“We had no idea that Multy Oliver would be such a great fit when we first learned of this internship opportunity,” shared Executive Director Angela Lee. “Such a good fit, in fact, that we extended her time with us through the end of the school year. Multy has contributed to the Hayti team with her creative ideas, her attention to detail, and her ability to complete tasks. She also has a beautiful spirit and lights up a room with her smile.”