This Friday, the Pauli Murray Project’s Centennial Celebration continues, with the inauguration of “To Buy The Sun: The Challenge of Pauli Murray,” a play about the life and legacy of this trailblazing Durham native. The play is written by Lynden Harris, directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams and features Chaunesti Webb Lyon 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.”
- January 28-30, 2011 (DURHAM)
- February 4-5, 2011 (CARRBORO)
- February 13, 2011 (CHAPEL HILL)
- February 18, 2011 (HILLSBOROUGH)
Tickets are $10 and information on purchasing for each venue is available here. For Performance Sponsorships and Group Tickets, contact: Barbara Lau at 919/613-6167 or email@example.com
This project is supported by grants from the Paul Green Foundation and a mini grant from Imagine Durham: Durham’s Results Based Accountability Initiative (www.durhamnc.gov/rba).