Dame of the Day: Pauli Murray


Today’s Dame of the Day is Pauli Murray (November 20, 1910-July 1, 1985). As an activist and law student, Murray spoke out against “Jane Crow” laws that strategically targeted black women. Later in her career, she argued civil rights and women’s rights cases and founded the National Organization for Women. In 1973, Murray became the first black woman to become an ordained Episcopal priest.

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