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The Resource Song in a weary throat : memoir of an American pilgrimage, Pauli Murray ; with a new introduction by Patricia Bell-Scott

Song in a weary throat : memoir of an American pilgrimage, Pauli Murray ; with a new introduction by Patricia Bell-Scott

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Song in a weary throat : memoir of an American pilgrimage
Title
Song in a weary throat
Title remainder
memoir of an American pilgrimage
Statement of responsibility
Pauli Murray ; with a new introduction by Patricia Bell-Scott
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Writer of introduction
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Language
eng
Summary
"A prophetic memoir by the activist who "articulated the intellectual foundations" (The New Yorker) of the civil rights and women's rights movements. Poet, memoirist, labor organizer, and Episcopal priest, Pauli Murray helped transform the law of the land. Arrested in 1940 for sitting in the whites-only section of a Virginia bus, Murray propelled that life-defining event into a Howard law degree and a fight against "Jane Crow" sexism. Her legal brilliance was pivotal to the overturning of Plessy v. Ferguson, the success of Brown v. Board of Education, and the Supreme Court's recognition that the equal protection clause applies to women; it also connected her with such progressive leaders as Eleanor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall, Betty Friedan, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Now Murray is finally getting long-deserved recognition: the first African American woman to receive a doctorate of law at Yale, her name graces one of the university's new colleges. Handsomely republished with a new introduction, Murray's remarkable memoir takes its rightful place among the great civil rights autobiographies of the twentieth century."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1910-1985
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Murray, Pauli
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Bell-Scott, Patricia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murray, Pauli
  • African Americans
  • African American women lawyers
  • Feminists
Label
Song in a weary throat : memoir of an American pilgrimage, Pauli Murray ; with a new introduction by Patricia Bell-Scott
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Copyright
Note
Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1005110093
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 587 pages
Isbn
9781631494581
Lccn
2017060529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Song in a weary throat : memoir of an American pilgrimage, Pauli Murray ; with a new introduction by Patricia Bell-Scott
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1005110093
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 587 pages
Isbn
9781631494581
Lccn
2017060529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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