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Dr. Pauli Murray remembered as trailblazer for gender rights, civil rights

NEW YORK -- It's almost the end of Women's History Month and Thursday is International Transgender Day of Visibility. For these communities and beyond there is a late civil rights pioneer who is relied on for inspiration and who is getting increased recognition.CBS2's Dave Carlin has more on Pauli Murray, whose incredible life is the focus of recently released documentary, along with new books and upcoming honors.Murray was a trailblazer whose ideas greatly influenced Ruth Bader Ginsburg's fight for gender equality and the civil rights arguments of Thurgood Marshall.The activist, lawyer, poet, and priest's life, from 1910 until 1985, has...
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HRC to honor Dr. Pauli Murray with screening of documentary on Feb. 20

The Orange County Human Relations Commission Presents: “An Evening of Deep Reverence, Celebrating the Life of Dr. Pauli Murray” at 5 p.m. on Feb. 20 at The Drive-in at Carraway Village. The ceremony will include a community screening of “My Name is Pauli Murray,” an award-winning documentary that looks at the life and ideas of Murray, a non-binary Black lawyer, activist and poet who influenced Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall.
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Human Rights Speakers Series Virtual Panel Discussion: ‘My Name is Pauli Murray: Exploring Race and Gender Equity’

The City will host a free Human Rights Speakers Series virtual panel discussion: My Name is Pauli Murray: Exploring Race and Gender Equity. Join the City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series for a conversation around race and gender equity and gender identity in Participant and Amazon’s new documentary My Name is Pauli Murray. A pioneering attorney, social justice activist, and priest, Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity.
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Their name was Pauli Murray

.. and they was a Black Queer civil rights trailblazer you’ve probably never heard of. In Out in the Bay's final 2021 broadcast, hear Murray in their own voice from the documentary "My Name is Pauli Murray" and from the filmmakers. Activist, lawyer, poet and priest, Dr. Anna Pauline...
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The Genius of Pauli Murray: Telling the Story of the Lawyer, Activist, and Poet Who Inspired RBG

Featuring: Brittney Cooper, Chase Strangio, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Betsy West, and Irin Carmon. Despite being a central, influential figure in the history of civil rights and women’s activism, Pauli Murray is not a household name. Her emphasis on the intersections between different kinds of marginalized identities—and in particular, her 1951 book States’ Laws on Race and Color and 1965 article, “Jane Crow and the Law”—spearheaded arguments that informed Thurgood Marshall’s legal strategy for Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career-defining case, Reed v. Reed (1971).
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Pauli Murray, Betty Massenburg, or something else? Help Durham name its new school.

A new elementary school opening in Durham’s Hope Valley Farms area could be named after social justice icon Pauli Murray or the district’s first Black woman principal. After taking suggestions from the public, Durham Public Schools narrowed its options for Elementary School F, which will open in August 2023 at South Roxboro Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.
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Their name was Pauli Murray

Activist, lawyer, poet and priest, Dr. Anna Pauline Murray lived a life of firsts. Yet their extraordinary achievements remained largely unknown, a historical omission filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West sought to correct with their Amazon Original Documentary, “My Name is Pauli Murray.”. Called “ahead of their time” in many...
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The Trailblazing, Multifaceted Activism of Lawyer-Turned-Priest Pauli Murray

“I’ve lived to see my lost causes found,” legal trailblazer Pauli Murray once said. Murray—a lawyer, academic, writer and priest—is the multihyphenate subject of the recently released documentary My Name Is Pauli Murray. And the “lost causes” Murray championed, including fighting against systemic racism and sexism, are potent rallying cries for activists today.
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Trailblazing feminist activist Pauli Murray gets spotlight in new documentary

In historical accounts of feminist activism, few extol the accomplishments of one of the earliest frontline fighters. Pauli Murray — lawyer, activist, writer and the first Black female Episcopal priest — will finally have her story celebrated in the new documentary “My Name is Pauli Murray.” The new film by Emmy-Award-winning filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen streams now on Amazon Prime.
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A New Documentary Explores the Life of Unheralded Civil Rights Activist Pauli Murray

Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism. Become a Member ». Pick any piece of progressive litigation enacted in the United States over the last few decades, and chances are it was influenced by the work of Pauli Murray. Yet you likely don’t know their name. Murray was an activist, lawyer, poet, and the first female-identifying African American Episcopal priest. If one thread runs through their many lives, it’s that each was far ahead of its time. Years before Rosa Parks, Murray sat in the whites-only section of a Virginia bus with a friend. When denied a postgraduate position at Harvard, they coined the term “Jane Crow” and went on to write States’ Laws on Race and Color in 1950. Before ideas around nonbinary identities entered the common lexicon, Murray was struggling with their gender identity, pleading with doctors to find a “cure” for what might today be recognized as gender dysphoria.
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What to stream: New documentary shines light on the remarkable Pauli Murray

A remarkable documentary, from the filmmakers who made “RBG,” lands on Amazon Prime this Friday. “My Name is Pauli Murray,” directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, is a long overdue recognition of one of the most progressive and influential thinkers of the 20th century, legal scholar Pauli Murray. While...
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What to stream: New documentary shines light on the remarkable Pauli Murray

A remarkable documentary, from the filmmakers who made “RBG,” lands on Amazon Prime this Friday. “My Name is Pauli Murray,” directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, is a long overdue recognition of one of the most progressive and influential thinkers of the 20th century, legal scholar Pauli Murray. While...
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Episode 5: Pauli Murray

Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:50:32. This month, co-hosts Jennifer and Zakiya discuss the incredible life and work of Pauli Murray with Barbara Lau, Executive Director of the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice. Pauli Murray lived one of the most remarkable lives of...
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