Help us Save Pauli Murray’s Childhood Home
Unique coalition of city groups announce the purchase of the Pauli Murray-Richard Fitzgerald house to honor these human rights champions. Check out the great press coverage!
The Pauli Murray Project is working in collaboration with the Southwest Central Durham Quality of Life Project, Self-Help and Preservation Durham to save and rehabilitate 906 Carroll Street, Pauli Murray’s Childhood home. We are working to raise money and awareness about this important Durham landmark.
Great Herald Sun Article – READ it HERE
WUNC Coverage – LISTEN HERE
News & Observer Coverage – READ it HERE
Duke Today – READ it HERE
“The ideals and influences within my own family had made me a life-long fighter against all forms of inequality and injustice. — Pauli Murray, Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family
Pauli Murray’s message of bringing people together to work for justice will gain more traction through our efforts to save this house, built in the 1890s by her grandfather, Robert Fitzgerald. Our plan is to convert the home into a site for community dialogues, educational programs and mobilization efforts for social justice advocacy.
Preservation Durham has agreed to accept donations, making them tax-deductible. Self-Help has created a special Pauli Murray Certificate of Deposit that allows investors to donate a portion of their interest to the project. In addition Self-Help will manage the site during this fundraising process and the School of Design at NC State University will provide design support.