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."

"Black, queer, feminist erased from history: Meet the most important legal scholar you've likely never heard of."

"How 'Respectability Politics' Muted the Legacy of Black LGBT Activist Pauli Murray."

"Pauli Murray: Historic change agent for women, blacks."

Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family.

"Two Women, Two Histories."

Academic insights:

"Intersectionality and Title VII: A Brief History."

"Pauli Murray and the Twentieth-Century Quest for Legal and Social Equality."

Topics in this Podcast: lgbt, history, civil rights, pauli murray