Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice

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    Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice

    The center is dedicated to commemorate the life and legacy of Pauli Murray as well as continuing her work to advance democracy, justice, non-violence, and equity for all. It welcomes everyone to learn through history, education, arts, and activism programming. By connecting history to contemporary human rights issues, the Pauli Murray Center inspires visitors of all ages to be like Pauli, by standing up and speaking out for their principles.
     
    Murray was a 20th-century African-American human rights activist, legal scholar, feminist, poet, Episcopal priest, and LGBTQ community member. Her life and work are exceptionally significant as she served as a bridge figure between American social movements through her advocacy for women’s and civil rights.
     
    The center is located in her childhood home. It was built by her grandparents in 1898, and she lived there since her parents’ death until she left for college. It is currently in the process of rehabilitating to reflect its early-twentieth-century appearance through the retention and recreation of architectural elements that date stylistically to the 1898-1906 time period. The missing features will be replicated based on historic photographs.
     


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    Address: 906 Carroll Street, Durham, NC 27701
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    The Pauli Murray Project

    Rev. Pauli Murray was the first female African American Episcopal priest. She grew up in Durham years ago. To honor Murray’s memory, people are renovating her childhood home on Carroll Street in Durham’s West End community. Born Anna Pauline Murray in 1910, Pauli Murray became one of the most import legal theorists and social justice activists of the 20th century.

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