Portrait of Pauli Murray, 1946. Hodson's Photos, photographer. Courtesy of the Schlesinger Library
August 3, 2016
In a career that spanned most of the 20th century, Pauli Murray lent her voice to a wide array of causes and organizations as she tackled the overlapping inequities of race, gender, and class in American life. Perhaps more than any individual before her, Murray helped generations of activists to theorize and understand the intersections between these different dimensions of identity.