To Buy The Sun: The Challenge of Pauli Murray
UNC-Chapel Hill, Stone Center.
St.Paul's Chapel, NYC.
Howard University, Washington D.C.
Yale University, Lighten Theater @ Pauli Murray College.
Family Life and Recreation Center at Lyon Park, Durham, NC.
By: Lynden Harris
Director: Kathryn Hunter-Williams
Projection/Media/Sound Designer: Joseph Amodei
Lighting Designer: David Navalinsky
Costume Designer: Ashley Owen
Photos: UNC Chapel Hill
Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to stand, Pauli Murray refused to sit in the back of the bus; 20 years before the Greensboro sit-ins, she organized restaurant sit-downs in the nation’s capital. Durham native Pauli Murray not only lived on the edge of history, she seemingly “pulled it along with her.” One hundred twenty-three years after her enslaved grandmother was baptized at Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill, Pauli Murray returned as America’s first female African-American Episcopal priest to celebrate her groundbreaking Eucharist there. A lifelong champion for human rights, Pauli Murray’s struggles and insights resonate powerfully in our times. Celebrate her history; create our future. Join Hidden Voices, the Pauli Murray Project, and the Duke Human Rights Center as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Pauli Murray’s birth with a new play that explores the life and legacy of one of North Carolina’s own.