Pauli Murray — Birth of an Activist: A Traveling Exhibit

A seven panel traveling exhibit

Created by the Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library at UNC-CH in collaboration with the Center for the Study of the American South, the Pauli Murray Project, Carolina’s Women’s Center, UNC School of Information and Library Science and the Stone Center for Black Culture and History.

For Booking Information: Biff Hollingsworth 919/962-1345

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4 Responses to “Pauli Murray — Birth of an Activist: A Traveling Exhibit”

  1. I am a 53 year old college student studying Criminal Justice in pursuit of my Bachelor’s Degree at Georgia Gwinnett College. I decided to take Religion and Social Justice. To my delight, my Professor, Dr. Andrea Green, introduced the class to Pauli Murray of which I chose to do my term paper and presentation on. I’ve read Proud Shoes and Song in a Weary Throat. I am so impressed with her work and contributions, I am currently in search of all of her other material and other writers’ contributions about her activism and work. I am elated that Pauli Murray was canonized, a feat that has been attained my a minority, an African American woman, and accomplished in the 21st century during a time when social issues are prevalent in our society – still. Thank you for this site.

    Posted by: Jenettha J. Baines | April 24, 2016 at 12:23 am | Reply
  2. Though I’m 70 years old and have been a feminist all my adult life, I am sorry to confess that I knew nothing about Pauli Murray. I discovered your website while reading some of the articles on the website of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Indeed Murray’s story is beyond inspiring, and beautifully told in this travelling exhibit. I’m now eager to learn even more about her. I wish you all the best with your wonderful project. Thanks!

    Posted by: Barbra Apfelbaum | April 9, 2016 at 6:10 pm | Reply
  3. Thank you for doing this….I had exposure of her theological life…..she was one of my mother’s influences heard about her growing up in St. Louis Mo. One of my teachers in theology school….Dr. Howard Thurman..deepened my understanding of how she used her presence…she was about our father’s business.

    Posted by: Dayle Bartlett | February 20, 2016 at 9:19 pm | Reply
    • Hello Dayle,

      I’m the assistant director of the Howard Thurman Papers Project at Boston University School of Theology. We are publishing The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman. I am interested in knowing more about Thurman’s friendship with Pauli Murray. Is there anything you could share with me about Thurman’s understanding of, and reflections on, Murray’s life and thought?

      Thanks so much.

      Silvia Glick
      sglick@bu.edu

      Posted by: Silvia Glick | March 25, 2016 at 6:45 pm | Reply