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The Resource Jane Crow : the life of Pauli Murray, Rosalind Rosenberg

Jane Crow : the life of Pauli Murray, Rosalind Rosenberg

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Jane Crow : the life of Pauli Murray
Title
Jane Crow
Title remainder
the life of Pauli Murray
Statement of responsibility
Rosalind Rosenberg
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout her prodigious life, activist and lawyer Pauli Murray systematically fought against all arbitrary distinctions in society, channeling her outrage at the discrimination she faced to make America a more democratic country. In this definitive biography, Rosalind Rosenberg offers a poignant portrait of a figure who played pivotal roles in both the modern civil rights and women's movements. A mixed-race orphan, Murray grew up in segregated North Carolina before escaping to New York, where she attended Hunter College and became a labor activist in the 1930s. When she applied to graduate school at the University of North Carolina, where her white great-great-grandfather had been a trustee, she was rejected because of her race. She went on to graduate first in her class at Howard Law School, only to be rejected for graduate study again at Harvard University this time on account of her sex. Undaunted, Murray forged a singular career in the law. In the 1950s, her legal scholarship helped Thurgood Marshall challenge segregation head-on in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. When appointed by Eleanor Roosevelt to the President's Commission on the Status of Women in 1962, she advanced the idea of Jane Crow, arguing that the same reasons used to condemn race discrimination could be used to battle gender discrimination. In 1965, she became the first African American to earn a JSD from Yale Law School and the following year persuaded Betty Friedan to found an NAACP for women, which became NOW. In the early 1970s, Murray provided Ruth Bader Ginsburg with the argument Ginsburg used to persuade the Supreme Court that the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution protects not only blacks but also women - and potentially other minority groups - from discrimination. By that time, Murray was a tenured history professor at Brandeis, a position she left to become the first black woman ordained a priest by the Episcopal Church in 1976. Murray accomplished all this while struggling with issues of identity. She believed from childhood she was male and tried unsuccessfully to persuade doctors to give her testosterone. While she would today be identified as transgender, during her lifetime no social movement existed to support this identity. She ultimately used her private feelings of being "in-between" to publicly contend that identities are not fixed, an idea that has powered campaigns for equal rights in the United States for the past half-century."--
Summary
In this comprehensive and accessible biography of 20th-century lawyer and African American activist Pauli Murray, we receive a detailed chronicle of her life and achievements, along with a history of the civil rights and feminist movements -- in addition to early views of intersectionality. Murray was always somewhat ahead of the curve, so she got into trouble for trying things that most other people didn't get around to for years. Eventually, people recognized her talents and began to work with her instead of against her. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560075
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Rosenberg, Rosalind
Dewey number
  • 305.42092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.M95
LC item number
R67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Murray, Pauli
  • Episcopal Church
  • African American intellectuals
  • African American poets
  • African American lawyers
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African American feminists
  • Social reformers
  • Civil rights movements
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Murray, Pauli
  • Episcopal Church
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African American feminists
  • African American intellectuals
  • African American lawyers
  • African American poets
  • Civil rights movements
  • Clergy
  • Social reformers
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life of Pauli Murray
Label
Jane Crow : the life of Pauli Murray, Rosalind Rosenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-470) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A death sentence leads to law school
  • Part III:
  • Naming Jane Crow, 1941-1946
  • "I would gladly change my sex"
  • California promise, 1944-1946
  • Part IV:
  • Surviving the Cold War, 1946-1961
  • "Apostles of fear"
  • A person in between
  • "What is Africa to me?"
  • Part I:
  • Part V:
  • A chance to lead, 1961-1967
  • Making sex suspect
  • Invisible woman
  • Toward an NAACP for women
  • Part VI:
  • To teach, to preach, 1967-1977
  • Professor Murray
  • Triumph and loss
  • The Reverend Dr. Murray
  • Coming of age, 1910-1937
  • Epilogue
  • A Southern childhood
  • Escape to New York
  • Part II:
  • Confronting Jim Crow, 1938-1941
  • "Members of your race are not admitted"
  • Bus trouble
Control code
ocn959032482
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 494 pages
Isbn
9780190656454
Lccn
2017000717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)959032482
Label
Jane Crow : the life of Pauli Murray, Rosalind Rosenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-470) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A death sentence leads to law school
  • Part III:
  • Naming Jane Crow, 1941-1946
  • "I would gladly change my sex"
  • California promise, 1944-1946
  • Part IV:
  • Surviving the Cold War, 1946-1961
  • "Apostles of fear"
  • A person in between
  • "What is Africa to me?"
  • Part I:
  • Part V:
  • A chance to lead, 1961-1967
  • Making sex suspect
  • Invisible woman
  • Toward an NAACP for women
  • Part VI:
  • To teach, to preach, 1967-1977
  • Professor Murray
  • Triumph and loss
  • The Reverend Dr. Murray
  • Coming of age, 1910-1937
  • Epilogue
  • A Southern childhood
  • Escape to New York
  • Part II:
  • Confronting Jim Crow, 1938-1941
  • "Members of your race are not admitted"
  • Bus trouble
Control code
ocn959032482
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 494 pages
Isbn
9780190656454
Lccn
2017000717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)959032482

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