1940-50s 1960-70s

Pauli Murray

In the age of “separate but equal,” attorneys fought to show the ‘equal’ part wasn’t true. It was Pauli who proposed that the ‘separate’ idea should be challenged instead.

  • She was young once:

    Pauli turned 18 in 1928 at Hunter College, NYC

  • Occupation:

    Historian, Attorney, Activist, Poet, Teacher, and Episcopal priest

  • Image credit:

    Schlesinger Library, Harvard University

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photo of Pauli Murray in 1931 photo of Pauli Murray in 1931