Students map civil and human rights in Durham

The Duke Human Rights Center’s Pauli Murray Project is a site honoring the Durham lawyer, activist, poet and Episcopal priest. As part of the project, students in a Center for Documentary Studies course taught by project Director Barbara Lau are using Google Maps to bring together oral history interviews and photographs about locations important in Durham civil rights history.

The maps on the site,, are part of the project’s growing efforts to engage Duke’s students with the community through dialogue. The project was featured in a Durham Herald-Sun story.


Randy Riddle

Author: Randy Riddle

Randy A. Riddle consults with faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences on integrating technology into teaching. He has been a CIT consultant since 2000. His professional interests include e-learning, social networking, online productivity tools, video and multimedia, and visualization. Randy's current work includes management of the CIT's Faculty Fellows program, consulting on Coursera course design and exploring areas such as e-textbook authoring. His other interests outside of work include restoration of vintage recording formats and broadcasting and film history. He volunteers for the Old Time Radio Researchers Group and maintains an ongoing blog on radio history research.