DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Durham School Board voted on Thursday to name a new elementary school after two female trailblazers.
The school under construction on South Roxboro Road will be called Murray-Massenburg Elementary School.
Betty Massenburg was the first Black woman to be a principal in the Durham city school system in 1975 when she assumed the helm at Holloway Street Elementary School.
And the Rev. Pauli Murray was a legal scholar, author, feminist and poet whose legal arguments were winning strategies for public school desegregation and women's rights in the workplace under the Civil Rights Act.
New Durham elementary school's name to honor two female trailblazers
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