• Born in 1910 in Baltimore
• Went to Hunter College in New York at the age of 16, earned a B.A. in English
• Went to law school at Howard University and graduated 1st in her class
• Denied post grad work at Harvard because of her gender
• 1977- became an ordained priest of the Episcopal Church
• Died in 1985
Pauli Murray and Black Rights
In 1938, Murray tried to enter University of North Carolina, an all white college. She was rejected because of her color.
In 1940, arrested for protesting bus segregation.
-Wrote books, essays, and poetry about racial injustice, including the poem “Dark Testament” (possibly its own slide or audio)
In the 1960s, worked with many African American civil rights leaders, critical of their male status