Pauli Murray, 1910-1985

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The Price of Survival (A Song of Hope: The Life Story of Pauli Murray)

Rough sketches of work-in-progress footage for the Mass Humanities funded documentary-in-progress that tells the story of Pauli Murray (1910-1985), a tireless human rights champion ahead of her time. In the early 1940s, Murray was staging non-violent “stool-sitting” actions in Washington DC restaurants. A founding member of NOW, Murray led the charge for recognition of Jane Crow, her term for double discrimination that minority women faced. At retirement age, Murray left a Brandeis faculty position to attend divinity school, later becoming the first woman priest of the Episcopal Church.

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