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NC Reads… Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Wake Forest Historical Museum is excited to announce that it will be part of North Carolina Humanities’ statewide book club for 2022. We will join libraries, museums, and individuals across the state in reading books that explore issues of racial, social, and gender equality and the history and culture of North Carolina.
On Wednesday, May 11 at 5:30 pm, we’ll meet at the Museum to discuss Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life by Troy Saxby. At 6:30 pm, we’ll join people across the state in streaming a conversation with the book’s author and Barbara Lau, Executive Director of the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice. This is a great chance to meet new people who share your interest in the history and culture of North Carolina!
Nonfiction Biography. Raised in Durham, the Rev. Dr. Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray (1910–1985) was a trailblazing social activist, writer, lawyer, civil rights organizer, and campaigner for gender rights. In this intimate biography, Troy Saxby provides the most comprehensive account of Murray’s inner life to date, revealing her struggles in poignant detail and deepening our understanding and admiration of her numerous achievements in the face of pronounced racism, homophobia, transphobia, and political persecution.
Page 158 Books
A limited number of free books are available to participants. When registering please note if you would like to be considered for one of these books. Books can also be found at our local bookstore, Page158 Books, or at your local library.