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 Riddle is a Senior Consultant in Duke Learning Innovation and consults with faculty in the Social Sciences on pedagogy, learning, student assessment, and integrating technology into teaching practices. His professional interests include active learning, “flipped” classroom methods, inclusive classroom strategies, and integration of e-learning tools, social networking, video and multimedia, and data visualization into the daily work of teaching.