Wednesday, October 5, 2011

PAULI MURRAY: Public Art Day, Historic Marker Unveiling, & Birthday Party!

November 12 & 20, 2011
Times TBA
West End, Durham, NC

Join in the celebration of Paul Murray’s 101st birthday. This remarkable leader in the civil rights movement, labor movement, and the women's movement grew up in Durham’s West End. Murray was a lawyer, professor, writer, poet, prophet, and Episcopal priest.
On November 12, a public art day with environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck and others will be held at Pauli Murray’s childhood home 906 Carroll Street in Durham.
On November 20, a North Carolina historic marker in Murray’s honor will be unveiled on Chapel Hill St. near Carroll St. A birthday party at Lyon Park Community Center will follow.
Free and open to the public
Contact: RCWMS,
919-683-1236,, or the Pauli Murray Project at Duke,

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Race: Are We So Different?

RACE: Are We So Different? | OCTOBER 8, 2011 – JANUARY 22, 2012

RACE, developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, is opening at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham on Saturday, October 8. This award winning interactive exhibition is the first of its kind to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. The exhibition brings together the everyday experience of living with race, its history as an idea, the role of science in that history, and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.

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