November 11, 2009 12:00 pm
What is the story of Durham? Who gets to tell the story? How can this story include narratives of struggle and change? The vision of the Pauli Murray Project is to ask these questions through community dialogues, reading circles, educational curricula and exhibitions. Inspired by Pauli Murray’s life-long efforts to promote human rights and reconciliation, we are getting Durham talking about the issues that divide us and celebrating the experiences that stitch us together. In a course offered this fall, Duke undergraduates are creating an annotated Google map by listening for and documenting both well-known and lesser-known stories about Durham’s human and civil rights activism and contemporary culture. The Pauli Murray Project is an initiative of the Duke Human Rights Center, which is committed to doing human rights work at home. Presenting will be Barbara Lau, director of the Pauli Murray Project, and her students.