Celebrate the Pauli Murray Family Home National Historic Landmark!

Keep the momentum going!

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$28,651 towards $60,000

Moving toward 2020 when we will open to the public full time!

The Pauli Murray Family Home is North Carolina's 39th National Historic Landmark. We are the first in the state focused on women's history. Our goal is to open to the public in 2020! 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.

Our 2017 goal is to raise $60,000 to renovate our Welcome Center located on an adjacent property. A meeting/exhibit space, gift shop and office will be housed in the Welcome Center. This will allow us to host school groups, workshops, community programming and arts activities. We will present programs that invest in storytelling that advances justice, community dialogue that fosters 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.

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.