My Name is Pauli Murray

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 A trailblazing civil rights icon.

Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist, priest and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South—who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity—Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time. Told largely in Pauli’s own words, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey.

Poster for the film My Name is Pauli Murray
Betsy West & Julie Cohen
Talleah Bridges McMahon
Executive Producers
Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Elise Pearlstein, Peggy Drexler
Co-Executive Producers
Eve Plank and Dana DiCarlo
Cinque Northern
Director of Photography
Claudia Raschke
Jongnic “JB” Bontemps
Original Art
Diana Ejaita
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