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Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life

Troy R. Saxby


The Rev. Dr. Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray (1910–1985) was a trailblazing social activist, writer, lawyer, civil rights organizer, and campaigner for gender rights. In the 1930s and 1940s, she was active in radical left-wing political groups and helped innovate nonviolent protest strategies against segregation that would become iconic in later decades, and in the 1960s, she cofounded the National Organization for Women (NOW). In addition, Murray became the first African American to receive a Yale law doctorate and the first black woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest. Yet, behind her great pu ... More

Keywords: Pauli Murray, African Americans, Civil rights, Racism, Mental health, Feminism, Sexual identity, Gender identity, Episcopal priesthood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469654928
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654928.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Troy R. Saxby, author
University of Newcastle