VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: ANNA PAULINE MURRAYadmin2019-12-02T13:16:18-05:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Rev. Dr. Anna Pauline (Pauli) Murray
1910 – 1985
“She Saw an Injustice and She Stepped In.” – Ms. Rosita Stevens-Holsey, Pauli Murray’s Niece
Lawyer. Poet. Author. Educator. Labor and Civil Rights Activist. Founder of the Congress of Racial Equality. Co-Founder of NOW. First woman and African American to earn a Doctorate of Juridical Science from Yale Law School. California’s first black Deputy Attorney General. First African American woman ordained as an Episcopal priest.
Photo 1. Rev. Dr. Anna Pauline Murray, 1978, courtesy of Schlesinger Library. Photo 2. Anna Pauline Murray.