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Category: Civil Rights

Social protest movement in the American South that saw its greatest action during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s

Watching: “My Name is Pauli Murray” (2021)

Seemingly from out of nowhere, the documentary My Name is Pauli Murray was suddenly everywhere.  I had seen the film among Amazon Prime’s myriad choices, but since I’d never heard of Murray, I would scroll past. But the ads and articles and reviews kept coming, and the media giant’s heavy-rotation tactics wore me down. Seeing it come up again and again, I decided to watch— and I’m glad I did.  Pauli Murray was clearly an extraordinary person, brilliant and determined. Born in 1910, Murray was orphaned at a young age… Read more Watching: “My Name is Pauli Murray” (2021)