We believe that broad-based, guided history-telling, the core of the Pauli Murray Project, is a step toward reconciliation and racial healing. We will begin by collecting and soliciting stories and asking questions through community dialogues, oral history research, panel discussions and reading circles. These conversations are vital and long-overdue. The Pauli Murray Project wants to be a part of the efforts by local institutions to tell Durham’s story and present our history. We want to contribute to museums and historic sites to include physical space for the community to meet and mobilize on contemporary challenges; and we want programming to draw not only on the past, but also the concerns and interests of our residents.