January 11, 2017: Great news for Pauli Murray fans: in the last days of the Obama administration, the Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, signed the declaration making Pauli Murray’s home in Durham NC a national historic landmark. The Pauli Murray website is here.
Why is this good news? The post below, from late 2015, begins to sketch out Pauli Murray’s story.:
Yesterday I was reminded that November 20 is Pauli Murray’s birthday — her 105th, to be precise.
“Shattering” Quakerism In the Northwest – Continued
Interview with Steve Angell – PART TWO [Part One of this conversation is here.]
Stephen Angell, Associate Editor of Quaker Theology, and Professor of Quaker Studies at Earlham School of Religion, continues a conversation on his extensive report about the ongoing controversies over LGBT issues at George Fox University and in Northwest Yearly Meeting. [Hereafter GFU & NWYM] This struggle has resulted in the abrupt expulsion of one Meeting, loud protests from several others, and by many individual Friends there. In Part One, Steve discussed issues at George Fox University. [CEF are the initials of Editor/blogger Chuck Fager.]
CEF: Now let’s turn to Northwest Yearly Meeting and the events that led to the expulsion of an LGBT welcoming meeting there.