Rooted in Durham: Radiating to the World!

Your Gift Grows the Pauli Murray Center.

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raised towards $170,000 goal




Your Gift Grows the Pauli Murray Center.

Rooted in Durham: Radiating to the World!

Thanks to you, the Center is growing and expanding.

The Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray’s story is rooted in Durham and now radiating to the world through the work of the Center and the new documentary film, My Name is Pauli Murray.

Join us to advance Center programs and curricula, activism and creative projects that reflect Murray's expansive vision, their activism, and scholarship. As the year comes to a close, help us reach our annual goal - your donation narrows the gap!

Pauli's message resonates more deeply today than perhaps ever before: their national visibility is growing exponentially at the same moment that our country is re-examining its history and collectively imagining a more inclusive future. The world needs to be introduced and inspired by Murray’s vision and the Pauli Murray Center is ideally situated to radiate this powerful narrative from Durham to the world.

Transformative grants and huge media attention focused on the extraordinary Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray are accelerating our progress toward a fully open visitor-ready historic site and robust education center. As a gathering place, enlightened by truth and enlivened by action, the Center is a place where the stories from historically marginalized communities are shared, heard, and valued.

Your donation supports programming:

  • Community dialogues
  • Online curricula & workshops
  • Exhibits
  • Creative Arts programming
  • Internships

Your donation brings history to life through:

  • ADA accessible renovation
  • Welcome & Education Center
  • Virtual Learning Stations & a 3D Virtual Tour
  • Public art

We all need more community monuments dedicated to people of color, women, and LGBTQ folk. These are transformational spaces, the place keepers and place holders of the stories that give us the insights to understand what is happening today and reach for justice now and in the future.

When [my br]others try to draw a circle to exclude me, I shall draw a larger circle to include them. When they speak out for the privileges of a puny group, I shall shout for the rights of all [hu]mankind.

-- Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, An American Credo