NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEE -The riveting history of how Pauli Murray--a brilliant writer-turned-activist--and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt forged an enduring friendship that helped to alter the course of race and racism in America."A definitive biography of Murray, a trailblazing legal scholar and a tremendous influence on Mrs. Roosevelt." --Essence In 1938, the twenty-eight-year-old Pauli Murray wrote a letter to the President and First Lady, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, protesting racial segregation in the South. Eleanor wrote back. So began a friendship that would last for a quarter of a century, as Pauli became a lawyer, principal strategist in the fight to protect Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and a co-founder of the National Organization of Women, and Eleanor became a diplomat and first chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
Author: Patricia Bell-Scott Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Published: 01/24/2017 Pages: 480 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.97lbs Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 1.10d ISBN: 9780679767299
About the Author
PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT is professor emerita of women's studies and human development and family science at the University of Georgia. Her previous books include Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women, Flat-Footed Truths: Telling Black Women's Lives, and Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers & Daughters, which won the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize. She lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband, Charles V. Underwood Jr.