Pauli Murray: Shouting for the Rights of All People
Educator and author Deborah Nelson Linck reads from and discusses her new book Pauli Murray: Shouting for the Rights of All People, the first introductory and illustrated biography of the civil rights icon. Join us for a fascinating conversation about the book and the life and legacy of Pauli Murray, a hugely influential author, poet, lawyer, priest and activist. This program will take place online via Zoom, register for the program link here. The book is set to publish in May 2022, you can preorder it here.
This program is presented in conjunction with our upcoming online exhibit about Pauli Murray, set to launch in February 2022. The virtual exhibit is an extension of Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice, an education initiative with a brand new physical exhibit set to open at the American Writers Museum in June 2022. This program is the first in a series of Dark Testament-related author events.
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More about Pauli Murray: Shouting for the Rights of All People:
The untold story of Pauli Murray—activist, lawyer, poet, and Episcopal priest—who broke records and barriers throughout her life. Friend to Eleanor Roosevelt, colleague to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and student of Thurgood Marshall, Pauli Murray’s life was nevertheless not always an easy one. Her commitment to fighting for the rights of women and all, places her firmly in history. A celebration of her life and its significance, including the role of gender identity in her own journey, Deborah Nelson Linck’s book introduces Murray to children ages 6 to 12.
DEBORAH NELSON LINCK is an educator and writer. She is the founder of the Hands On Black History Museum and author of the forthcoming book Pauli Murray: Shouting for the Rights of All People.