The Pauli Murray Award
Established in 1990, the Pauli Murray Award commemorates the life of the late Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray (1910-1985), a distinguished and remarkable person who confronted discrimination, racism, and sexism in her own life.
The Pauli Murray Award is presented annually by the Orange County Human Relations Commission to an Orange County youth, an Orange County adult, and an Orange County business that have served the community with distinction in the pursuit of equality, justice, and human rights for all residents. Click here for information on the most recent and upcoming Pauli Murray Awards event.
30th Annual Pauli Murray Awards
The 30th Annual Pauli Murray Awards will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Whitted Building, located at 300 W. Tryon St. in Hillsborough.
Nominations for an Orange County youth, adult, or business can be submitted using the form below. Criteria and requirements for nominations are detailed on the form. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST.
2020 Student Video Contest
BACKGROUND: The Orange County Human Relations Commission (HRC) offers students in Orange County, NC an opportunity to be involved in Human Relations Month, recognized annually in February. Students are asked to participate in a contest on a specific topic chosen by the HRC related to equality and social justice.
ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to all students between the ages of 11 and 23 years of age in Orange County. Each entry must be an original work and be accompanied by an official student video contest entry form. Students may be enrolled part or full-time.
TOPIC: The Orange County Human Relations Commission salutes Dr. Pauli Murray. As a human rights activist, Murray is recognized nationally as a champion for racial and gender equity. Please consider the following in creation of your video for the 2020 Student Video Contest:
- What does the life of Pauli Murray mean to you?
- Demonstrate your skills (art, dance, digital photo essay, narrative, poetry, reading, spoken word or other innovative explorations) that best represent the values of Pauli Murray.
Electronic submissions must be submitted to Human_Relations@orangecountync.gov by Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST. For more information on Video Requirements, Submission Instructions, and Entry Form, visit the form below:
Rev. Tim Kimrey
|1991||*No Ceremony Held||*No Ceremony Held||*No Ceremony Held|
|1992||*No Ceremony Held||*No Ceremony Held||*No Ceremony Held|
|1993||--||Charlotte Garth Adams||--|
|1996||--||Allan "Lightning" Brown||--|
|1997||Alicia Hermann (Keesling)||Timothy Miles||--|
|1998||Liala Edwards||Hazel Lunsford||--|
|1999||Danielle Brittany Price||Aubrey Chris Nutter||Weaver Street Market|
|2000||Jacquelyn Lynn Payne (Rogers)||Bonnie B. Davis
|2001||Kristin Mattison||Peter Richard Kramer||Women's Workout Club|
|2002||Rachel McCook||Shirley Marshall||Carol Woods Retirement Community|
|2003||Laura Williamson||Mariah Ann McPherson||Kelsey's Cafe|
|2005||*No Ceremony Held||*No Ceremony Held||*No Ceremony Held|
|2006||--||Florence D. Soltys||Balloons and Tunes|
|Fleet Feet Sports|
|2008||Camellia Lee||Josephine Holman-Long||Cliff's Meat Market|
|2009||Elizabeth McManus||Robert L. Campbell||DooR to DooR|
|2010||*No Ceremony Held||*No Ceremony Held||*No Ceremony Held|
|2011||Joseph DeVito||Maggie West||Chapel Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare|
|2012||Emma Morris||Crystal Fisher||--|
|2013||Desaray Rockett||Judith Blau||Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe|
|2014||Emma Catanzaro||Elizabeth "Binnie" Davis
Walter Faribault, Jr.
|Music Makers Relief Foundation|
|2015||Linnea Van Manen
|2016||Korie Dean||Flicka Bateman||Mediterranean Deli|
|2017||Kenzi Patrick||Mariela Hernandez||--|
|2018||--||Lorie L. Clark||Joe Van Gogh|