Life Story: Pauli Murray (1910-1985)

Bringing the Struggles of Identity to the Fight for Civil Rights

The story of a woman who advocated for full equality, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality.

Content Warning: This life story references physical and sexual violence.

Pauli Murray

Pauli Murray of New York, winner of Mademoiselle Merit Award for signal achievement in law, 1946. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

This video was created by the New-York Historical Society Teen Leaders in collaboration with the Untold project.