My Name is Pauli Murray by Betsy West and Julie Cohen
My Name is Pauli Murray by Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Amazon released the teaser video for My Name is Pauli Murray, the documentary on the lawyer, Black activist, feminist, poet who influenced both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall.

Directed by “RBG” filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen, My Name is Pauli Murray premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and opens in theaters on September 17th, 2021 followed by Prime Video on October 1st, 2021.

Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist, priest and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation – and consciousness – around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South – who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity – Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time. Told largely in Pauli’s own words, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey.

Watch teaser video for My Name is Pauli Murray.

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