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Pauli Murray

“Rights Talk” Revisited: Incidents in the Life of Pauli Murray

by Rosalind Rosenberg[Editor’s note: this paper was presented by Rosalind Rosenberg, Professor of History at Barnard College, on March 9, 2013, at Rice University’s “Values in History” conference honoring Thomas L. Haskell. We are grateful to Prof. Rosenberg for allowing us to share this paper with our readers. — LDB] I am currently writing a biography of the black civil rights leader and feminist theoretician, Pauli Murray.  A friend of Eleanor Roosevelt and mentor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Murray played a role in the creation of new values in history that has not been fully appreciated.   Through her influence on Read more