Pauli Murray: Imp, Crusader, Dude, Priest 

Curator:                                             Barbara Lau
Curatorial Advisors:                        Courtney Reid-Eaton, Connie Leeper
Exhibit Designer:                             Rebekah Miel

The exhibition was created by the Pauli Murray Project, a community-based initiative of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Durham, North Carolina.

Thanks to the following for their generous support of the project:

Andrus Family Fund
Pauli Murray Project
Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
Levine Museum of the New South


All historic photographs courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University unless otherwise noted. Photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt courtesy of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY

Wall Quotes:

“As an American I inherit the magnificent tradition of an endless march toward freedom and toward the dignity of all mankind.” Pauli Murray from an essay, “An American Credo” in “Common Ground published by Common Council for American Unity, Princeton University Press, December 1945.

“One person plus one typewriter constitutes a movement.” Pauli Murray in an announcement to her mentor, Carolyn Ware, from Pauli Murray: The Autobiography of a Black Activist, Feminist, Lawyer, Priest, and Poet. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1989, page 242

“And since, as a human being, I cannot allow myself to be fragmented into Negro at one time, woman at another, or worker at another. I must find a unifying principle in all these movements to which I can adhere . . . This, it seems to me, is not only good politics but also may be the price of survival.” Pauli Murray, November 21, 1967 letter to Dr. Kathryn F. Clarenback, Chairman, National Board, National Organization for Women


Special Thanks:

Kate Baillon-Case, Levine Museum of the New South
Diana Carey, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Dolores Chandler, Pauli Murray Project
Brittany Desgages, Pauli Murray Project Intern
Digital Imaging and Photography Services, Harvard University
Pamela Grundy, Independent Historian
Tom Hanchett, Levine Museum of the New South
Kenny Color Lab
Sarah Pederson, Pauli Murray Project Intern
Suzy Seriff, University of Texas, Austin
Emily Stewart, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute


Pauli Murray Project Leadership Team: Farad Ali, Philip Azar, Cynthia Brown, Beth Caldwell, Kim Cameron, Dolores Chandler, Ray Euquhart, Lana Garland, Jamaica Gilmer, Brooks Graebner, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Joe Harvard, Wesley Hogan, Paula Januzzi-Godrey, Sherry Kinlaw, Robin Kirk, Barbara Lau, Michelle Lanier, Connie Leeper, Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Eliza Meredith, Wendy Michener, Charmaine McKissick-Melton, Tema Okun, John Parker, Victoria Joyner Phillips, Courtney Reid-Eaton, Rebecca Reyes, Tara Romano, John Schelp, Ethel Simonetti, Jeanette Stokes, Katherine Turner, Nora Weatherby, Mayme Webb-Bledsoe

For more information: Pauli Murray Project, Box 90403, Durham, NC 27708