Pauli Murray Family Home Moves One Step Closer to Landmark Status

Pauli Murray Family Home Moves One Step Closer to Landmark Status

The Pauli Murray Family Home is one step away from National Historic Landmark designation. Our nomination is awaiting signature by the Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell.



The National Park Service Advisory Board approved the nomination of the Pauli Murray Family Home as a National Historic Landmark at their November 17-18 in Philadelphia. The nomination has been forwarded to the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell for her final decision—hopefully in early 2017.

img_6032Members of the Pauli Murray Center Board, pictured here, traveled to Washington DC to attend the National Historic Landmarks Committee meeting in October 2016. They were joined by representatives of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites.

The thorough nomination prepared Ms. Heather Fearnbach working with the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice and the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites – a wonderful partnership. In-person testimony from the Pauli Murray Center and the National Organization for Women, more than 35 letters of endorsement from prominent organizations and individuals, and a petition that was signed by more than 2,500 advocates like you showed our commitment to recognize the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray. The Committee was clearly impressed by your outpouring of support.


Thank you for helping demonstrate the strong wave of support for recognizing the modest home of an unheralded 20th-century trailblazer with such a high preservation honor. We will keep you posted as the Landmark process continues. In the meantime, learn more about the grassroots effort to convert the home into a center for history and social justice.


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