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Pauli Murray & Caroline Ware: Forty Years of Letters in Black and White

Anne Firor Scott


In 1942 Pauli Murray, a young black woman from North Carolina studying law at Howard University, visited a constitutional law class taught by Caroline Ware, one of the nation's leading historians. A friendship and a correspondence began, lasting until Murray's death in 1985. Ware, a Boston Brahmin born in 1899, was a scholar, a leading consumer advocate, and a political activist. Murray, born in 1910 and raised in North Carolina, with few resources except her intelligence and determination, graduated from college at 16 and made her way to law school, where she organized student sit-ins to prot ... More

Keywords: Pauli Murray, constitutional law, Caroline Ware, segregation, civil rights, race, politics, international affairs, Mc-Carthyism, consumer advocate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780807830550
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807876732_scott


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Firor Scott, editor