Our goal is to raise $20,000 for the 1st phase of renovation at the future Pauli Murray Welcome Center. A new porch, paint, and landscaping will give us a fresh face in our neighborhood. The fully renovated Welcome Center, to be completed by 2020, will allow us to host school groups, workshops, community programming and arts activities. We will present programs that foster storytelling that advances justice, community dialogue that cultivate mutual respect, and action that advances human rights for everyone. Your gift elevates Pauli Murray's legacy and advances our work for social justice and equality.
The Welcome Center at 900 Carroll Street is adjacent to the Pauli Murray Family Home, North Carolina's 39th National Historic Landmark and the first in the state focused on women's history. Such landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because of their exceptional value for interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, fewer than 2,500 places bear this national distinction.
Pauli Murray (1910-1985) was an extraordinary individual. While her legacy is deep and far-reaching in justice movements in this country, she herself 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. Her work challenged discrimination in legal, societal, academic and religious circles. Learn more about Pauli Murray here.
The Welcome Center and historic Pauli Murray Family home are a part of the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice. The Center 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.
Your gift will help to elevate Pauli Murray's legacy and advance our work for social justice and equality. Everyone is welcome at the Pauli Murray Center.