Pauli Murray


Born
in Baltimore, The United States
November 20, 1910

Died
July 01, 1985


The Reverend Dr. Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray (November 20, 1910 – July 1, 1985) was an American civil rights activist, women's rights activist, lawyer, and author. She was also the first black woman ordained an Episcopal priest.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Murray was raised mostly by her maternal grandparents. At the age of sixteen, she moved to New York to attend Hunter College, graduating with a B.A. in English in 1933. In 1940, Murray was arrested with a friend for violating Virginia segregation laws after they sat in the whites-only section of a bus. This incident, and her subsequent involvement with the socialist Workers' Defense League, inspired her to become a civil rights lawyer, and she enrolled at Howard University. During her
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Proud Shoes

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Pauli Murray: The Autobiogr...

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Song in a Weary Throat: An ...

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Dark Testament and Other Poems

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Pauli Murray: Selected Serm...

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States' Laws on Race and Color

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“In not a single one of these little campaigns was I victorious. In other words, in each case, I personally failed, but I have lived to see the thesis upon which I was operating vindicated. And what I very often say is that I’ve lived to see my lost causes found.”
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“If anyone should ask a Negro woman in America what has been her greatest achievement, her honest answer would be, ‘I survived!”
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“What is often called exceptional ability is nothing more than persistent endeavor.”
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