My Name Is Pauli Murray

Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist, priest and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South— who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity—Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time. Told largely in Pauli’s own words, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Betsy West

Writers:

  • Betsy West
  • Cinque Northern
  • Julie Cohen
  • Talleah Bridges McMahon

Producers:

  • Claudia López
  • Dana DiCarlo
  • Diane Weyermann
  • Elise Pearlstein
  • Eve Plank
  • Jeff Skoll
  • Patricia Bell-Scott
  • Peggy Drexler
  • Talleah Bridges McMahon

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The next date My Name Is Pauli Murray is playing is Wednesday, September 22 .

(My Name Is Pauli Murray is not showing in any area theaters on Tuesday, September 21.)

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