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Still Walking for Justice Exhibit Opening
August 29, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Come celebrate local women activists from the civil rights era and the women who are carrying their legacy forward today. Still Walking for Justice is an exhibit created by the Pauli Murray Project to honor these women and to tell their stories.
On November 3rd, 2012, nine teams of women, made up of Duke students and Durham community members, walked from the Pauli Murray Historic Marker in Durham to the 1947 Journey of Reconciliation Historic Marker in Chapel Hill. They marched in honor of three women, Pauli Murray, Ella Baker, and Juanita Nelson, who helped plan the 1947 Journey but could not participate in the event because of their gender. The teams also marched in honor of 6 other local women activists.
The students who participated in the walk also created a project in which they created a website containing a history of the 1947 Journey and new interviews with local women activists.
Over the summer, the Pauli Murray Project, with the assistance of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, created the Still Walking for Justice exhibit to commemorate the 2012 Walk and the 1947 Journey.
The Still Walking for Justice Event was sponsored by the Pauli Murray Project, an initiative of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Bayard Rustin Centennial Project of the National Black Justice Coalition with support from the Chapel Hill Friends Meeting, the Southern Oral History Program at UNC-CH, Carolwoods Elders for Peace, and the Marion Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History.