September 23, 2021

My Name is Pauli Murray - Talleah Bridges McMahon and Cinque Northern Q&A

Producer Talleah Bridges McMahon and Editor Cinque Northern discuss their new documentary MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY with moderator Jasmyne Cannick.  

This conversation was recorded at The Landmark in Los Angeles on 9/17/21.

They are one of the most influential figures in American 20th century history. It’s time you learn their name. 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 Betsy West and Julie Cohen (RBG).

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