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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dorchester - Summerville Branch B MURRAY ROS (Text) 30018005397472 Adult Biography Available -
Florence - Main Library 92 Murray (Text) 33172006364002 Adult Biography Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library B MURRAY (Text) 33255003487395 Adult Biography Available -
York - York Branch BIOGRAPHY MURRAY (Text) 33205011839350 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780190656454
  • ISBN: 019065645X
  • Physical Description: xvii, 494 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: Coming of Age, 1910-1937-- A Southern Childhood -- Escape to New York -- Part II: Confronting Jim Crow, 1938-1941 -- "Members of Your Race Are Not Admitted" -- Bus Trouble -- A Death Sentence Leads to Law School -- Part III: Naming Jane Crow, 1941-1946 -- "I Would Gladly Change My Sex" -- California Promise -- Part IV: Surviving the Cold War, 1946-1961-- "Apostles of Fear" -- A Person In Between -- "What Is Africa to Me?" -- Part V: A Chance to Lead, 1961-1967-- Making Sex Suspect -- Invisible Woman -- Toward an NAACP for Women --Part VI: To Teach, To Preach, 1967-1977-- Professor Murray -- Triumph and Loss -- The Reverend Dr. Murray -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"Euro-African-American activist Pauli Murray was a feminist lawyer who played pivotal roles in both the modern civil rights and women's movements, and later become the first woman ordained a priest by the Episcopal Church. Born in 1910 and identified as female, she believed from childhood that she was male. Jane Crow is her definitive biography, exploring how she engaged the arguments used to challenge race discrimination to battle gender discrimination in the 1960s and 70s. Before there was a social movement to support transgender identity, she mounted attacks on all arbitrary categories of distinction. In the 1950s, her legal scholarship helped Thurgood Marshall to shift his course and attack segregation frontally in Brown v. Board of Education. In the 1960s, Murray persuaded Betty Friedan to help her found an NAACP for women, which Friedan named NOW. Appointed by Eleanor Rossevelt to the President's Commission on the Status of Women in 1962, she advanced the idea of Jane Crow, arguing that the same reasons used to attack race discrimination could be used to battle gender discrimination. In the early 1970s, Murray provided Ruth Bader Ginsberg with the argument Ginsberg used to persuade the Supreme Court that the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution protects not only blacks but also women--and potentially other minority groups--from discrimination, helping to propel Ruth Bader Ginsberg to her first Supreme Court victory for women's rights and greatly expanding the idea of equality in the process. Murray accomplished all of this as someone who would today be identified as transgender but who, due to the limitations of her time, focused her attention on dismantling systematic injustices of all sorts, transforming the idea of what equality means" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985.
Episcopal Church > Clergy > Biography.
African American intellectuals > Biography.
African American poets > Biography.
African American lawyers > Biography.
African American civil rights workers > Biography.
African American feminists > Biography.
Social reformers > United States > Biography.
Civil rights movements > United States > History > 20th century.
Genre: Biographies.

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