Help us put Pauli’s home on solid ground!

Help us put Pauli’s home on solid ground!

Raise the roof & rebuild the foundation of Pauli Murray’s childhood home.

PMP House Photo

The Pauli Murray Project is hosting a fundraiser to benefit The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice on October 1st, 2013 at Beyu Caffe in Downtown Durham.

The evening will include a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a performance by Jazz artist Lois Deloatch.

Donation: $175 couple/$100 single ticket

We have only 60 seats available so please RSVP here by September 23, 2013. You may also make donations on our event page if you are unable to attend the event but would still like to contribute.

Please help to save one of Durham’s most important historical landmarks, Pauli Murray’s childhood home at 906 Carroll Street. Our plan is to transform this 1898 home into the The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice, a community center for dialogue, education, arts and social activism.

Together we can reach our goal of $50,000 to address the critical condition of the foundation, roof and chimneys that have suffered 100 years of significant water damage and decay.

Every donation big or small buys bricks and mortar, and the masons, carpenters and restoration specialists who can get the job done. Water is a powerful force but the collective efforts of our community are greater!

The Reverend Doctor Pauli Murray may not be here to see her amazing work in this world bear fruit, but we can be certain that the seeds she sowed were for our time.

In Proud Shoes, Pauli Murray shares the words of her grandmother, who had planted a young orchard on the property: “I won’t be here when these bear fruit, child, but they’re for your time.”

Your investment in the restoration of the house of our hometown sister is an investment in honoring Durham’s past and Pauli Murray’s legacy, healing us in the present, and sowing seeds that will bear beautiful fruit in the future.


The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice