The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice

By | June 24, 2019
The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice Author Patricia Bell-Scott
ISBN-10 0679767290
ISBN-13 9780679767299
Year 2017-01-24
Pages 480
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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A finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and longlisted for the National Book Award The Firebrand and the First Lady is the riveting history two decades in the making of how a brilliant writer turned activist and the first lady of the United States forged an enduring friendship that helped to alter the course of race and racism in America In 1938 the twenty eight year old Pauli Murray wrote a letter to the President and First Lady Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt protesting racial segregation in the South Eleanor wrote back So began a friendship that would last for a quarter of a century as Pauli became a lawyer principal strategist in the fight to protect Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and a co founder of the National Organization of Women and Eleanor became a diplomat and first chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

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