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Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray, 1910-1985

Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray, 1910-1985

Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray, 1910-1985
Pauli Murray was an American civil rights activist who became a lawyer, women’s rights & LGBT activist, Episcopal priest, and author. Murray was hired in 1946 as the state’s first black deputy attorney general. In 1947, the National Council of Negro Women named her its “Woman of the Year” and Mademoiselle magazine did the same. Although acknowledging the term “homosexual” in describing others, Murray preferred to describe herself as having an “inverted sex instinct” that caused her to behave as a man attracted to women would. In 1977, Murray was the first African-American woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest, in the first year that any women were ordained by that church.

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  1. Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray, 1910-1985
    Pauli Murray was an American civil rights activist who became a lawyer, women’s rights & LGBT activist, Episcopal priest, and author. Murray was hired in 1946 as the state’s first black deputy attorney general. In 1947, the National Council of Negro Women named her its “Woman of the Year” and Mademoiselle magazine did the same. Although acknowledging the term “homosexual” in describing others, Murray preferred to describe herself as having an “inverted sex instinct” that caused her to behave as a man attracted to women would. In 1977, Murray was the first African-American woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest, in the first year that any women were ordained by that church.

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