Make Pauli Murray's Family Home


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$17,306 towards $15,000

Put Pauli Murray in her rightful place!

There are only 38 National Historic Landmarks in North Carolina. We want to be the 39th and the first focused on an African American woman. NHL's are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value for interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, fewer than 2,500 places bear this national distinction. We know Pauli Murray's family home deserves this honor. This is a crucial moment. Our NHL nomination is due at the end of July and we want the house to be ready to compete for this honor.

Our goal is to raise $15,000 to rebuild the front porch, add historically correct windows and new roof. Your gift elevates Pauli Murray's legacy and advances our work for social justice and equality.

Pauli Murray (1910-1985) was an extraordinary individual whose legacy is deep and far-reaching, but which has been mostly unheralded. Despite discrimination as African-American woman and lesbian descended from both former slaves and slave owners, Ms. Murray become a pioneering civil rights attorney, activist, writer, and priest. Murray's work challenged discrimination in legal, societal, academic and religious circles. Learn more about Pauli Murray here.

About the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice

The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice lifts up the life and legacy of activist, scholar, feminist, poet, attorney and priest Pauli Murray by developing the Pauli Murray/Robert Fitzgerald house as an historic educational site. The Center actively works, through its programming and operations, to increase engagement across divisions such as race, class, sexual & gender identity, and spiritual practice to address enduring inequities and injustice in our local, national and global communities.