Invitation to Pauli Murray summer reading group

Proud Shoes Cover

Everyone is invited to join a three-session Pauli Murray summer reading group in downtown Durham.

Saturdays, July 24, 31 & August 7, 2010

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Beyú Caffé,

335 West Main Street, Durham

Please RSVP to Barbara Lau, balau@duke.edu

Why read Pauli Murray’s books?

Pauli Murray’s book Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family (1956) is as much a story about Durham as it is about her family. Her descriptions of places and people in Durham and her analysis of Durham’s roots offer tremendous insight into our community’s contemporary culture.

Her volume of poetry, Dark Testament and Other Poems (1970) is lyrical and profound, foreshadowing a time when Americans would be reckoning with their past in order to redefine their ideas of citizenship and identity.