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      Subject: A woman of spiritual foresight, Pauli Murray. . .

       

      A woman of spiritual foresight, Pauli Murray. . .

       

       
       
       

       

      November 30

      Pauli Murray

      *On this date in 1910, Pauli Murray was born. She was an African-American lawyer, poet, and minister.

      While in this life she was a remarkably diverse woman who was a pioneer for her gender in a number of areas. From Baltimore , her academic background began at Hunter College (B. A., 1933), Howard University Law School (LL. B., 1944); the University of California Berkeley (LL. M., 1945), and Yale Law School , she was the first Black woman to receive a degree of doctor of juridical science in 1965. While in her various studies, Murray maintained several careers.

      She served as deputy attorney general of California in 1946, the first Black to hold that position. From 1968-1973, she was professor of American studies at Bandies University , and from 1977 to 1984 (when she retired from public life) she was the first Black woman Episcopal priest; serving in Washington and Baltimore. Murray ’s published writings include State’s Laws on Race and Color 1951, Dark Treatment and Other Poems 1970, Song in a Weary Throat: An American Pilgrimage 1987, and more.

      Murray was named Woman of the Year in 1946 by the National Council of Colored Women and again in 1947 by Mademoiselle Magazine. Serving as one of the thirty-two founders of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966, she won the Eleanor Roosevelt Award from the Professional Woman’s Caucus in 1971. Pauli Murray died of cancer in Pittsburgh on July 1, 1985.

       

      Lynne

       

      "The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except for yourself" (my favorite quote) - Rita Mae Brown

       

       

       

       

       

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