Pauli Murray House Named a National Historic Landmark

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The US Department of the Interior/National Park Service has designated the Pauli Murray Family home at 906 Carroll Street in Durham a National Historic Landmark.

The Pauli Murray Family Home in Durham, North Carolina, is associated with ground-breaking civil rights activist, lawyer, educator, writer, and Episcopal priest Pauli Murray. She served as a bridge figure between social movements through her advocacy for both women’s and civil rights. Her efforts were critical to retaining “sex” in Title VII, a fundamental legal protection for women against employment discrimination. After decades of work for black civil rights, her vision for a civil rights association for women became the National Organization for Women (NOW).

The nomination of the Pauli Murray Family Home was a collaborative effort of the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice, the Pauli Murray Project, an initiative of the Duke Human Rights Center@Franklin Humanities Institute, the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Fearnbach History Services.

[Read the full article on Duke Today]