Educational Resources


114Pauli Murray: Fighting Jane and Jim Crow

Lesson plan for 9-12 grade students. Learn about Pauli Murray’s life, accomplishments, and her activism across multiple movements.

The Role of Gay Men and Lesbians in the Civil Rights Movement 

Lesson plan for 9-12 grade students. Learn more about prominent LGBT activists often excluded from the dominant narrative of the Civil Rights Movement. 

*Lesson plans from Teaching Tolerance, a Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Youth Prophecy Poetry Contest Curriculum

Guide for educators who want to engage youth with Pauli Murray’s life, writing, and work. Contains information about the Youth Prophecy Poetry Contest




360x236_pics_3Pauli Murray Scavenger Hunt

A fun activity designed to encourage people to tour the Pauli Murray murals in Durham and to engage with her life and words. *Created by Katherine Turner, Senior Advisor for IPAS and member of Pauli Murray Project Programming Committee 




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Mapping Civil and Human Rights Activism in Durham, North Carolina

Interactive map detailing prominent locations relating to civil and human rights in Durham through text, photographs, and audio documentary.




Summer-2010-Reading-Group-e1281643087556Proud Shoes Book Club Discussion Questions

Guiding questions for a reading group on Pauli Murray’s Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family.  





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