They are one of the most influential figures in American 20th century history. It’s time you learn their name and today Amazon release the Teaser Trailer for My Name is Pauli Murray.
When it comes to historical influential figures in society, many media outlets will focus on those big figures throughout history. That is great, but reality we know they are many many MANY great people who deserve recognition like Pauli Murray.
This documentary made it’s premiere at Sundance Film Festival and comes from the directors behind RGB, Betsy West and Julie Cohen. They give Pauli the platform for us to celebrate the great work Pauli did for social justice. Learn how powerful Pauli Murray was in the civil rights movement, check out the trailer which maybe short it does pack a lot of punch…
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.
My Name is Pauli Murray will arrive on Prime Video from 1st October.