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Pauli Murray

  • Great art is not a matter of presenting one side or another, but presenting a picture so full of the contradictions, tragedies, [and] insights of the period that the impact is at once disturbing and satisfying.

  • Hope is a song in a weary throat.

    • Pauli Murray,
    • title poem, Dark Testament ()
  • Black women, historically, have been doubly victimized by the twin immoralities of Jim Crow and Jane Crow. ... Black women, faced with these dual barriers, have often found that sex bias is more formidable than racial bias.

    • Pauli Murray,
    • in Mary Lou Thompson, ed., Voices of the New Feminism ()

Pauli Murray, U.S. lawyer, minister, civil rights worker, writer, educator

(1910 - 1985)