"Theying" Pauli Murray

The black feminist icon's story is more about the cultural pressures of her time than about 21st century conceptions of gender

A new documentary about a remarkable 20th century lawyer, civil rights activist, and author, My Name Is Pauli Murray, is hitting Amazon Prime in a few days. Anna Pauline Murray (1910-1985), a pioneering black feminist who grew up in era of rampant sexism and racism, battled both, and contributed to the rise and the triumphs of both the Civil Rights move…

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