The Historical Marker Advisory Committee agreed Monday to put a marker at the site of the sit-in that occurred in June 1957, when seven blacks sat in the whites-only section of the ice cream parlor.
The protesters were arrested, charged and fined.
protest that's recognized at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
The Durham marker is scheduled to go up in spring 2008 at the former location of Royal Ice Cream.
In 2002, the committee had different members and turned down a request for the marker, saying the Durham sit-in wasn't as significant statewide as the one in Greensboro.
North Carolina has more than 1,500 historic markers, but the one in Durham will be just the fourth that commemorates a civil rights event.
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