“With open eyes and an open heart we are often called to choose truth and risk over comfort and ease. Now is such a time as this.”


The play is written by Lynden Harris, directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams and features Chaunesti Webb and Brie Nash.

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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