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Title Pauli Murray : a personal and political life / Troy R. Saxby.
Author Saxby, Troy R., author.
Publication Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
Description xvii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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 public successes, Murray battled many personal demons, including bouts of poor physical and mental health, conflicts over her gender and sexual identities, family traumas, and financial difficulties. In this intimate biography, Troy Saxby provides the most comprehensive account of Murray's inner life to date, revealing her struggles in poignant detail and deepening our understanding and admiration of her numerous achievements in the face of pronounced racism, homophobia, transphobia, and political persecution"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985.
Episcopal Church -- United States -- Clergy -- Biography.
National Organization for Women.
African American women -- Biography.
African American women civil rights workers -- Biography.
African American intellectuals -- Biography.
African American lawyers -- Biography.
African American feminists -- Biography.
ISBN 9781469654928
146965492X
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