Festivities were held to add the childhood home of Pauli Murray when it was named an historical site a plaque was presented on April 1. Photo Credit: Pauli Murray Historical Site website

Pauli home historic site

DURHAM, N.C. — The childhood home, located at 906 Carroll St., of the National Organization for Women Co-founder Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray obtained designation as a National Historic Landmark and on April 1, a celebration was held which featured a plaque dedication ceremony.

National Park Service representatives, Pauli Murray Project board, local and U.S. elected officials and other key supporters were in attendance.

During the festivities, tours of the neighborhood and the home’s interior were held, along with a community party, exhibits, arts activities and more, the organization shared.

Pauli was an African-American civil rights activist, attorney, poet and clergy member.

info: now.org.

Rainbow crosswalk possible for town

CARRBORO, N.C. — The Raleigh News & Observer reported that Carrboro could be the “first town in North Carolina to put a rainbow flag on pavement as a permanent symbol of LGBT pride.”

“This is a safety message about our community,” Alderman Sammy Slade told the News & Observer. “You can feel safe here.”

There is an increase in popularity to create this type of installation across the U.S. If the town gets approval to do the project, the crosswalk would be located across E. Weaver St. in front of Carr Mill Mall.

The town has achieved many firsts in the state — domestic-partner registry, a gay mayor and a same-sex marriage in the Town Commons.

info: newsobserver.com.

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