The Queer Saint Who Invented Intersectionality


Pauli Murray is greatest intersectional trailblazer - and saint - you've never heard of. Cristen and Caroline marvel at the life, love and genius of this queer, African-American civil rights lawyer decades ahead of her time who legally shaped the civil rights and feminist movements and earned an historic Episcopal priesthood.

Episode sources:

"Anne Pauli Murray Project." http://sites.fhi.duke.edu/paulimurrayproject/

"Black, queer, feminist erased from history: Meet the most important legal scholar you've likely never heard of." http://www.salon.com/2015/02/18/black_queer_feminist_erased_from_history_meet_the_most_important_legal_scholar_youve_likely_never_heard_of/

"How 'Respectability Politics' Muted the Legacy of Black LGBT Activist Pauli Murray." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/10/lgbt-activist-pauli-murray_n_6647252.html

"Pauli Murray: Historic change agent for women, blacks." http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/Change-Agent/2015/0404/Pauli-Murray-Historic-change-agent-for-women-blacks

Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family. http://ducis.jhfc.duke.edu/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/introduction-proud-shoes.pdf

"Two Women, Two Histories." http://harvardmagazine.com/2007/11/two-women-two-histories.html

Academic insights:

"Intersectionality and Title VII: A Brief History." http://www.bu.edu/bulawreview/files/2015/05/MAYERI.pdf

"Pauli Murray and the Twentieth-Century Quest for Legal and Social Equality." http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2531&context=faculty_scholarship

Topics in this Podcast: lgbt, history, civil rights