Historic Change: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Reverend Doctor Pauli Murray
Join the United States Mint, the National Women’s History Museum, and DC Public Library to celebrate the life and legacy of Reverend Doctor Pauli Murray and commemorate the release of the 2024 Pauli Murray quarter, the eleventh coin to be released in the U.S. Mint’s American Women Quarters™ Program.
Before or after the event, guests will have a chance to tour NWHM’s special exhibition highlighting Pauli Murray at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC.
Ashley Bailey, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, United States Mint
Shay Dawson, 2022-2024 Predoctoral Fellow in Gender Studies, National Women’s History Museum
Singleton McAllister, Vice Chair, National Women’s History Museum Board of Directors and Partner, Husch Blackwell
Christian F. Nunes, President, National Organization for Women
Rosita Stevens-Holsey, Niece, Pauli Murray, and Board Member, Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice
Pauli Murray is regarded as one of the most important social justice advocates of the twentieth century. Murray was a staunch advocate for the rights of women and people of color and fought tirelessly for civil rights. As a poet, writer, activist, organizer, legal theorist, and priest, Murray was directly involved in, and helped articulate, the intellectual foundations of two of the most important social justice movements of the twentieth century. Learn more about Murray’s life and legacy during this special celebration, which will include remarks, the short film Pauli Murray, and a panel discussion.
This event is free and open to the public. ASL interpretation will be provided.