Pauli Murray.DukeUniv

Lawyer, human rights activist, author and priest Dr. Pauli Murray in an undated photo from Duke University in her hometown, Durham, North Carolina. She was involved in civil rights activities – sit-ins, marches, lawsuits, publishing – all her life, facing repeated discrimination on account of her race and/or her gender; many of the most famous colleges and universities refused to admit her, but she often landed on her feet in a better position than before. She became the first Black woman priest in the Episcopal Church in 1977.

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