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Angelika New York: Q&A with Co-Director Julie Cohen Friday 9/17 following the 7:00pm show; Q&A with Co-Director Betsy West Thursday 9/23 following the 7:00pm show


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. 

Directed By

Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Written By

Julie Cohen, Betsy West, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Cinque Northern


Patricia Bell-Scott, Dolores Chandler, Brittney Cooper

Events at Angelika New York

Sep 23

Q&A with Co-Director Betsy West - MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY

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