WUNC has a new podcast about the power of one person to change what’s possible for us all. That person is Pauli Murray. WUNC coordinated with Southern Oral History Program (SOHP) Director Dr. Seth Kotch to incorporate clips of Murray’s 1976 SOHP interview. Murray was a soldier for social justice warrior who never backed down from a fight against injustice.
“As a Black, queer, Southern woman, Pauli Murray endured a sinister combination of sexism and racism. She called this specific kind of discrimination Jane Crow, and no matter where Pauli went, Jane Crow followed.
But Pauli refused to let that dictate her life. With the pen as her sword, Pauli fought to undermine Jane Crow’s grip on the lives of Black women, wielding the written word as a weapon for truth-telling.
As a legal scholar, she inspired the likes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and helped secure equal rights for women. As a poet, Murray has given hope and resilience to countless women of color ― offering messages of brave love and bold defiance that resonate today.” – WUNC
So, why don’t more people know the name?
Join WUNC’s Leoneda Inge for an audible journey into the life of a bold and brilliant American hero.Check out the episodes here