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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.

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